Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
www.lelouvre-antiques.com info@lelouvre-antiques.com

Code 318-37
Pair of Late 18th Century Carved Limestone Architecturals from France

This pair of magnificent carved limestone architecturals from France date to the 1700’s. From the outside of a building, these architecturals could have been at the top of a door or window surround; or as a support for another decorative architectural. They feature a stepped-out center section depicting a helmet, crown or headpiece. Margent or hanging flowers on either side of this are beneath large C-Scrolls. Margent were often used in the 17th and 18th centuries to emphasize vertical elements.  There may have been a continuation of the hanging flowers beneath this at one time. Each one is made of 3 sections, and they could once again be incorporated into new construction as architectural elements. At 33 inches high, these very unique stone elements would also be nice as console tables, custom table bases, or landscape features.  

CONDITION: Good antique condition with chips, abrasions and minor pieces of stone missing commensurate with age and use. Each unit made of 3 individual pieces. Some mortar still resides between the stones and could be scraped down to reduce height an inch or two.

H=33, W=39, D=22 to 24. Mortar can be scraped
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