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.
height: 32,5 cm
width: 7,5 cm
depth: 4 cm