Antique pair of carved wooden curtain hold backs in turned hardwood

$32.93

Shipping to United States: $34.06

A wonderful pair of antique French carved wooden curtain hold backs.
The circular front and column shaft of these antique items is deeply turned, and dished, with a conical tip. I believe the wood to be mahogany or a similar decorative hardwood. It is probable that these items are Nineteenth Century if not earlier.
The pieces screw together on to a metal shaft which fixes into the wall.
The hold backs have some areas of loss to the finials and one side of the widest circlet, see photos. This is not affecting the usability of the items and they appear to now be stable. They are fresh from the attics of an eighteenth century chateau and I have not cleaned or polished them, preferring to offer them in original as found condition. Price reflects condition issues.

Size approx 19cm long, plus spike additional 5.5cm, 9cm diameter. Price is for the pair.


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