Antique French Walnut Wood Louis XV Style Fireplace Mantel
This elegant, hand carved, antique French walnut wood mantel is in the Louis XV style and dates to the middle of the 1800s. The shaped top defines the ornamented apron beneath. With its graceful c-scrolled cartouche of scrolling acanthus leaf motifs at the center, a branch of oak leaves and acorns flanks it to the left hand side while a branch of laurel leaves and berries flanks it to the right hand side. A long c-scroll follows the indented shape of the legs forming a panel wrapping around the front corners. Unadorned plinths are at the base.
This beautiful antique Louis XV style walnut wood mantle is the epitome of the elegance in ornamentation fostered during the period.
Condition: Very good antique condition; minor rubs, nicks and scratches to wood, traces of old wood worm. Please note bottom side photo appears red due to light from camera flash. Color of mantel is a uniform French walnut.
H=42 1/2, L=56 3/16, D=22 3/4
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