This hand carved seated cherub is of a nice size at nearly 23 inches tall. The cherub is holding a piece of draped cloth in front of its chest and still has both wings intact. The sculptor who carved this cherub was very good at the figural proportions of the human body. It recently came from a home in the beautiful Puy-En-Velay commune in the haute Loire department in South Central France. The area is known for its magnificent cathedrals and statuary. Perfect for anyplace in the home, this beautiful carved wooden cherub will be the focal point of the room.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with abrasions to wood, old wood worm marks, minor cracks, all commensurate with its age.
H=22 3/4, W=21, D=17 3/4
Antique Carved Wooden Cherub from Puy-En-Velay France, 18th Century