Reserved for J Mac Antique pair of carved wooden curtain hold backs in old matt green painted finish

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Reserved for J Mac, will be shipped with previous purchases. Not available to any other customer. Two wonderful pairs of antique French carved wooden curtain hold backs.
In a grand French home, the drapes or curtains at the doors and windows were usually held back with these wooden stoppers, which were bracketed into the wall at the side or into the wooden panelling around the window. Pairs are quite rare, as often French windows and doors were dressed with a single drape, swept to one side and hooked over the hold back in a dramatic swathe. Each window had a single hold back, but often the salons and chambres had several windows, each had its own drape and hold back.

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 a softwood. It is probable that these items are Nineteenth Century or perhaps early Twentieth Century.
There is a matt green paint finish to the items.
The hold backs have some areas of loss and discolouration to the finish, see photos. 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. There are some splits to the widest discs of the hold backs and losses to some finials, price reflects condition.

Size approx 18cm long, 8.5cm diameter at widest part, 6cm diameter at base.

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