Pair of 17th Century Italian Walnut Carved Caryatids
Pair of 17th Century Italian Walnut Carved Caryatids, an antique pair of Baroque hand-carved female figures with a beautiful dark patina.Good age related conditions, both carved panels show original iron hooks in the back, they were probably part of a paneled walls of an opulent antique building, or decorative carvings from an old piece of furniture, the pair of caryatids now are ready to hang on wall.
The caryatid is a female figure as a support architectural element, with a decorative function of architraves, balustrades, balconies, shelves. The caryatid was also widely used in the decoration of furniture, sometimes completely detached from its supporting functions, only for ornamental motifs purpose.
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