17th Century French Carved Oak Cartouche Panel with Portrait Painting

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$3,800.00

17th Century French Carved Oak Cartouche Panel with Portrait Painting

SKU: 423-39 Category: Tag:

$3,800.00

Description

Hand-carved from oak in the 1600s, this French cartouche panel consists of thick, beautiful decorative motifs surrounding a central portrait of a fair-headed young man with a black background. The gentleman in the oval painting has long blond hair and is clad in green and rose-colored garments. His right hand is pointing upwards, possibly indicating a religious theme.

A thick half-round border encircles the painting, with elements depicting a parted curtain overlapping near the top. Similarly, lobes of two parted leaves nestled between a pair of volute scrolls curl over the molding. Both sides of the panel feature a drastic curve, eventually coming to rest beneath a pair of large rosettes that flank a cherub mascaron above the portrait. The top edge gently arcs, providing a juxtaposition if the panel were to be installed as an overdoor, above the rectilinear frame. It can also be displayed as a piece of wall art in just about any room of the house from a bedroom or bathroom to the living room.

CONDITION: Good, strong antique condition with minor losses and age separations, which can be expected on 400-year-old wood. Some craquelure and rubs to the painting, both commensurate to age. Eyelets on the back for hanging purposes are not original and should be inspected before installation.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 30 3/4, W - 48 1/2, D - 4

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Description

Hand-carved from oak in the 1600s, this French cartouche panel consists of thick, beautiful decorative motifs surrounding a central portrait of a fair-headed young man with a black background. The gentleman in the oval painting has long blond hair and is clad in green and rose-colored garments. His right hand is pointing upwards, possibly indicating a religious theme.

A thick half-round border encircles the painting, with elements depicting a parted curtain overlapping near the top. Similarly, lobes of two parted leaves nestled between a pair of volute scrolls curl over the molding. Both sides of the panel feature a drastic curve, eventually coming to rest beneath a pair of large rosettes that flank a cherub mascaron above the portrait. The top edge gently arcs, providing a juxtaposition if the panel were to be installed as an overdoor, above the rectilinear frame. It can also be displayed as a piece of wall art in just about any room of the house from a bedroom or bathroom to the living room.

CONDITION: Good, strong antique condition with minor losses and age separations, which can be expected on 400-year-old wood. Some craquelure and rubs to the painting, both commensurate to age. Eyelets on the back for hanging purposes are not original and should be inspected before installation.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 30 3/4, W - 48 1/2, D - 4

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