This detailed winged cherub face is surrounded by stylized foliate wings. Hand carved in France, circa 1750, the oak wood has been bleached at some point, revealing beautiful wood grain. The back of the carving reveals an interesting series of architectural moldings, indicating that this was once part of a larger installation which would have been viewable from the back.
Oak was the preferred wood for crafting furniture and carving up until the 1700’s. The wood is strong and sturdy, ensuring that pieces would endure. These qualities also make it difficult to carve, indicating that our cherub was created by someone with great skill. At slightly over 13 1/2 inches tall, this beautifully detailed, winged cherub carving can be placed on any table surface, shelf, or mantel. The black painted rectangular base and support is modern.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with expected wear to wood. Stand and support is modern. 2 very old mounting holes visible on front lower section