We are offering a very nice distinguished set of hand carved painted Art Nouveau style oak bookends. They are very solid and heavy being made from oak blocks of wood. Each bookend stands 6.25 inches tall, is 5.875 inches wide, and is 2.375 inches thick. They are both attached to galvanized sheet metal bases that extend 5.75 inches beyond the vertical bookends. This provides more that adequate support for books of just about any size. The faces of each bookend are hand carved and painted with flowing draped designs that are placed against textured backgrounds. Around the base of each piece runs carved egg and dart mouldings. The oak has been stained a rich dark brown but the red, blue and green paint on the carved drape faces remains bright and clear. The pieces are both in very good condition. There is the usual small amount of dust that gets caught in the crevices of finely carved items. They have minor scratches and abrasions that are consistent with their use along with a few chips. They have a wonderful look and are ready to be used as they are.
You can buy with confidence from Sweetpea Cottage. We stand behind everything that we sell. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, simply notify us by email of your intentions within 3 days of receiving the item. We then ask that you return it to us in its original condition in a timely fashion. At that time we will refund the full purchase price minus any shipping charges. We ask our international customers to complete their transactions with PayPal.