Most likely commissioned by an individual or family from the 17th or 18th century, this bleached cartouche plaque features a captivating coat of arms and monogram. Hand-carved circa 1700, the late 14th-century style heraldic shield is charged with four stars surrounding two stylized figures, crowned with an intricately detailed open crown in relief. Flanking the shield, an “HP” monogram adds a touch of personal charm. The scrolled console with tight volute curls in the background truly captures the eye, as do the two delicate foliate branches gracefully bundled beneath the shield, adding a touch of nature’s beauty. This meticulously carved plaque is a captivating decorative architectural that will infuse your space with timeless French elegance and historical allure.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor nicks and fleabites. The plaque was bleached more recently, but there are still traces of the original finish. Very light age separations.