Pair of 18th C Italian Carved Limewood Candlesticks, Modelled as Kneeling Angels For Sale
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Pair of 18th C Italian Carved Limewood Candlesticks, Modelled as Kneeling Angels

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Technically Angels have wings but these youths seem so angelic in every other respect that we have decided to number them among the heavenly hosts. Each figure genuflects while he holds a candlestick on his knee, and looks heavenward in adoration. The delicately featured face, blond curls and reverent posture combine to produce an image both charming and devotional. The heavy robe is well-carved as are the feet and hands. Each is mounted on an octagonal plinth  This pair are perhaps part of a larger devotional tableau, a Nativity scene or an alter centerpiece of some kind . They are unusually large and in stable condition. They are entirely in as found condition.  

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1750
  • Period
  • Condition
    Fair
  • Condition Details
    There is considerable paint loss and some old worm, both typical of wooden sculpture from this period. To a seriously interested potential purchaser we can provide a detailed condition report.
  • Wear
    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 21.5 in. x W 13 in. x D 7 in.H 54.61 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Montreal, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    D3056
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU875312389783
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