French Carved Wood Pediment with Naïve Lions
This is a wonderful carved wood pediment purchased in England, and possibly carved in France or in the Swiss Black Forest.
The carving is beautifully done, and an unusual example of a carved pediment. There is almost perfect balance in this carving showing two lions (Naïve or primitive) facing each other. The carving is 23 1/2 inches wide and 7 1/2 tall, with a depth of 2 1/2 inches. The wood is near perfect condition, with no repairs. It is ready to mount on a wall.