Antique single carved wooden leaf shaped curtain hold back or decorative finial in old gilt gesso finish


Shipping to United States: $39.79

A wonderful antique French carved wooden finial, decorative detail or curtain hold back in the shape of a leaf.

It is possible this is a fragment of a mirror surround, being the finial from the centre or corner, or it may be a curtain drape hold back, which would be bracketed into the wall.
I believe the wood to be a softwood. It is probable that this item is Nineteenth Century.

There is a lovely gilt gesso finish to this item, gold over red size.
The leaf has some areas of loss and discolouration to the finish, and some damage, please see photos. It is fresh from the attics of an eighteenth century chateau and I have not cleaned or polished it, preferring to offer in original as found condition. The original wooden spike remains. The item price reflects condition.

Size approx 24cm long, plus 4cm spike. 10cm at widest part and 4.5cm diameter. Price is for one single decorative item.

We are able to post out parcels from Metropolitan France and shipping fees are shown, the customer is responsible for any import duties incurred for an item. Please allow plenty of transit time, as European post is notoriously slow! Please also note that deliveries within France are made to a Pont Relais collection point, there are usually a number of these located in shops and supermarkets in each town, and you will be given the opportunity to specify which one you prefer. Deliveries to other European destinations are generally to your doorstep.

Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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