Antique wood wall shelves, PAIR. This is a PAIR of ANTIQUE wooden wall shelves (brackets). Both are HAND carved, all are gold gilt. In the Louis XV style and taste (circa 1900).
The gold gilding is a high quality work, which needs a lot of skill and time. Consist of adding a thin layer of plaster to the wood carvings, then smooth it. The next step is to add (bole) layer, which is usually a red thin layer, on it is applied the gold leaf. The gold leaf is a very thin layer of real gold. When dry, the artist shines the high relief of the gold to give more elegance and luxury to the work.
Please see photos carefully to admire the beauty of the work. H : 11 inches (28 cm) each. D : 5 inches (16 cm) maximum depth (each). W : 12 inches (31 cm) each.
Weight : 9 lbs (4.1 kgs) for the PAIR. The heavy weight reflects the weight of the wood and authenticity of the pieces. This PAIR of gold gilding shelves are made of wood, hand carved and on top of the wood is added the plaster layer.
Both with old restoration to the tips of drops (see last 2 photos). One with a tiny old restoration at the top corner edge (see last 2 photos). Minor rubbing to the gold gilding, showing the red (bole) layer underneath, which add charm to the piece.Some polish gold and some matte (more skill and more elegance). Top of both shelves shows scratches and discoloration, consistent with age and use (see photos). Clean and ready to be placed.
Normal scratches, discoloration consistent with age and use. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Bookcases & Shelving". The seller is "paulfayad12" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.