Le Louvre French Antiques

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Dallas, TX 75207
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Code SR9
18th Century French Giltwood Ciel de Lit or Bed Crown

This circa 1750 bed crown is known in French, as a "Ciel De Lit". It has a beautiful parcel gold leaf surface and measures just over 25 inches wide. Bed crowns of this age are rare, and in the 17th and 18th centuries, they were essential to the French bed. It would be attached to the wall above the bed, and magnificent drapery arrangements were hung from them, on either side of the two supports. It has ornamentation of acanthus leaf volutes, a stylized shell, and laurel leaf supports.

CONDITION: Losses to gilding throughout and some old touch ups of glued chips and color

H=16 3/8, Depth=25, W=25 3/8
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