A fine example, it is adorned with acanthus leaves, pinecones and fern leaves. It originates from France and dates towards 1900. This listing is for the lutrin only, we use a statue in one picture to illustrate use.
This type of stand was popular during the era, used to support Santos statues or Bibles. This one is of solid cast bronze with a brass pedestal plate. The form sits on four large globes which support the elegant legs. The legs are formed of elongated acanthus leaves. The front panel consists of swirling fines meeting at the central acanthus leaf medallion. Fern leaves, acanthus leaves and detailed pinecones float from the "vines". The two sides and the back panel are adorned with vines and acanthus leaves. The bottom edge of each panel is scalloped and has an outward curve at the central point. There is a 1/2" wide panel at the top which is ornamented with raised rosettes. The top plate is set with four screws and has an incised 1/2" border.
It measures: 10 1/2" front to back and 11" side to side. It stands 5 1/4" tall. The top plate is 9 3/4" x 8 1/4". It is in very good and solid antique condition: There is loss to the patina and wear to the top panel. There are the usual odd slight curves in the metal as is typical with age and use.
It is a very personable antique with an elegant design and a glowing patina.
Exquisite Antique Nineteenth Century Gilded Bronze French Lutrin Stand