Pair of 17th Century Italian Angels Hand-Carved Painted and Giltwood Sculptures
A pair of antique Italian Angels, two Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères dating back to late 17th century and coming from an private villa of Siena, a Tuscan city in Central Italy.
This rare pair of hand-carved, painted and gilded Cembran pinewood sculptures represent two standing angels figures,with long curled hairs showing a deep carving and excellent gilding, holding a cornucopia, symbol of abundance and prosperity.
Both candelabra sculptures raising on stepped and squared armorial bases, with the brotherhood symbol, a kind of symbol of the Golgotha drawn in white tempera. They are also adorned with a blue and red polychrome cloth under a gilded robe.
Overall good and original conditions, wear consistent with use and four centuries of age, wings and one arm missing.
In the past, this antique statues have been probably used as lamps. Period: 1600
Height: 70.5 cm – 27,76 inches
Width: 17 cm – 6,70 inches
Depth: 13 cm – 5 1/8 inch
height: 70.5 cm
width: 17 cm
depth: 13 cm
Of Italian origin, this desk accessory dates back to the very early 20th century, comes from Tuscany, Arezzo and it is in good condition except two minor breaks visible on the ring, see closed up detail.