Architectural salvage, either panels from the built-in hand carved paneling of a beautiful old estate or chateau, or doors from a cabinet or piece of superbly crafted old furniture. These are a pair from a matching group of panels we've just brought in from France and we have quite a group, each pair is sold separately so be sure to look for them, put together just what you want to bring a custom and opulent detail to your own cabinetry. The panels are, as noted, entirely hand carved of wood. They all date early to mid-1800s, and all have just been cleaned and waxed after their long storage and their trip here from France.
Sold as one pair: Largest: Each measures 25.5" x 10.5" x 1.5" deep Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette neo-Renaissance fruit motif in design, featuring a complimenting angle and post on each. Shown front and back, measurements noted upon, and condition visible in photos. Note a few tiny holes from an old woodworm or two, but not any real damage, no pithiness at all and nothing active. Also, from being mounted within a border or frame, there is a raised rim that would appear to be only varnish or shellac, I think will remove easily, or hide well behind your own mounting border or frame)
Look for other matching panels, all sold as separate pairs - get creative! Matching panels to this one are smaller, 13.75" x 6.5", and .75" in depth. Again, sold separately.
This set of panels would be beautiful made up into the doors of a cabinet, or even a recessed cabinet. Some choose to mount these with an outer frame directly onto kitchen or bath cabinetry to enhance and elevate. To have such incredible carvings done to order now would be prohibitive in cost. The old ones are always just finer, aren't they.
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