STUNNING & RARE PAIR OF MID 18th c. OAK MALE CARVED WOODEN MANTLE
These are a
stunning and rare pair of relief carved oak wooden naked male
They date from the mid period of
the 18th century and are of European origin.
Date about c1750. Greek helmet or possibly Conquistador.
Were part of a London house clearance and were displayed either side of the mantlepiece
in the drawing room.
Certainly a quite
superb pair of oak male carved figures in the seated postures.
Were mounted onto
either end of the mantlepiece so the carved arm and hand are on the
purposely sawed off arm rests against the wall above the mantle, integrating into the mantle wood.
carved naked figures portrayed wearing helmets with the intricate carved hand
resting on the knee.
A left and a
right. Carved in relief,
therefore one piece carvings.
Each has an
overall height of about 10.5inches with an overall depth
of about 6inches.
Considering the age, the overall condition to both is excellent
and one is subject to a repair to an ankle and a further repair above.
under the feet were they were once resting on a plinth or similar.
All as per
Besides being a
very collectable and rare pair of 18th century carved oak naked
male mantle carvings, dating about c1750, both would also look fabulous
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