An interesting old hand carved wood panel which has been salvaged and framed sometime in the 19th century, in a very heavy wood frame that is also a stand. You have options: you can hang this one as a wall decoration, stand it on a tabletop, or remove from frame and build into your own cabinetry to add interest and decorator's savvy to your new home or remodeling project. I've also seen these panels used as the front piece for medicine chests easily build by making a recess-mount wooden frame (or one that mounts on wall surface, for that matter), and then hinging the door so it opens to reveal interior storage shelves within. Easy to do. You might, however, just want it as art. And art it is! Reminiscent of the carved wood panels of the old Renaissance villas of Italy and France, this one is likely a 1700s to earliest 1800s carving. Frame built for it by not later than about 1850. Notice the gryphons (griffins) carved into the design, too - always a hit.
Very good to excellent condition, without any chips nor breaks or cracks in the carved panel. A little slight surface rub to the face's cheeks and nose, as if he might have served as a lucky or magical touchstone in his original placement. Will leave it to you to decide if you want to touch that up with stain or leave it in full and charming (tempting) touch-condition. The panel in its frame is 35" tall, 13" wide and stand is 2.5" deepest. Measurements also noted on the photos.
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