Rare Pair of Early 18th Century Venetian Rococo Period Polychromed Antique Carved Wood Newel Post Finials in the Form of Nubian Heads
Rare Pair of Early 18th Century Venetian Rococo Period Polychromed Antique Carved Wood Newel Post Finials in the Form of Nubian Head
A rare pair of early 18thC antique carved wooden sculptures in the form of Nubian heads.
Venetian in origin.
These were once newel post finials from a staircase which is long since lost.
Each with substantial traces of original polychromy, portrayed wearing a turban, their ears pierced with earrings. Below, their torso’s are decorated with scrolls and shell-type motifs. Supported on raised gilt-gesso bases again in the Rococo style.
Whilst these may be considered of their time, these are charming beautifully-carved pieces and should be appreciated for this and their historical interest.
Condition – please refer to the images. Good overall. There is some surface wear commensurate with age. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.
Size: Each – approx Height 25.4 cm (10″)
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