Description

    A PAIR OF SPANISH GILT CARVED COLUMNS

    Unknown maker, Spain
    17th century
    Wood, gilt
    Unmarked
    62 inches high x 9 inches wide
    This stunning pair of Spanish carved wood gilt columns are surmounted by Corinthian-style capitals that retain approximately 60% of their original gilt. The columns are done in a grapevine motif with the bunches of grapes and vines making complete turns up the columns at intervals of approximately every 10 inches. The removable capitals complete the effect of motion and life that would have brought the outdoors into an indoor setting of a fine residence or palace in 17th-century Spain. Perhaps, considering the design motif of these columns, they would have been used in the wine growing regions of that country.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's, Madrid (1985)


    Condition Report*:

    Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Significant loss to the gilding overall, some splits to the wood.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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