Produced in France, this large arched plaster overdoor has been sculpted in bas-relief, or low relief. In bas-relief, a sculptural image is raised to a shallow depth above the background. If viewed from the side, the sculpture has no meaning, as elements blend. However, when viewed from the front, the slight changes in depth present a three-dimensional rendering.

Our bright architectural overdoor panel depicts a vase embellished with gadrooning, a diapered body, and long scrolled handles. A large flowering bouquet rises from the mouth of the vase as fruited vines emanate from the floral arrangement.

Beneath this canopy of flowers, two figures lay on parcels of fabric. They are loosely wrapped in ribbons and are reclining on the shaped plinth of the vase. The women are possibly nymphs, companions of the Greek god, Pan. Pan, known as Faunus in Roman mythology, was known to have a frightening visage and goat on horns on top of his head. In the middle of the plinth, above a garland of flowers, is a mascaron that matches that description. Pan, who ruled over wooded areas and pastures, is often associated with nature, which explains the presence of flowers and vines on this panel.

Originally, overdoors were placed “over doors” in French paneled rooms. They can still be used in this manner or as a decorative piece of wall art anywhere in the home. Length=65 inches

CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with minor losses and nicks. Light buildup on moldings.

H - 34, W - 65, D - 3


Le Louvre French Antiques

Large Arched Plaster Bas Relief Overdoor from France


Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner

5 other shoppers are interested in this item

    Direct importers of French antiques, including furniture, architecturals, and more...
    We are now importing individual pieces as well as full containers. Check back often!


    since 2007

    Shipping:Freight (cost to be determined)
    Est. Tax:TBD
    Shipping to: USA

    Le Louvre French Antiques

    Patrick McNally
    View Location Phone Email Shop Owner
    Dallas , TX This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Goldsince 2007

    More From This Seller