Truly a one-of-a-kind offering, this fascinating architectural piece was hand-carved in Dijon, France, circa 1750, making it a Louis XV period architectural. Fashioned from a single block of limestone, this robust fragment was likely a column base for the exterior facade of a chateau. It’s also possible that it flanked the side of a wall or elevated stone platform with stairs. The architectural boasts canted edges adorned with elegant fluting and a gracefully molded entablature that overhangs its substantial body. The front of the column features high relief carving, showcasing an S-scrolled volute facade atop a four-inch thick plinth, while fluted sides and a charming roundel near the bottom whorl add intricate detail. Standing at 29 1/4 inches tall, this remarkable limestone architectural piece can also double as a unique base for a glass-topped table or console, infusing your space with timeless elegance and historical charm.
CONDITION: Very strong antique condition, with acceptable losses and cavitations, commensurate with stone that is 270+ years old. Remnants from previous installations can be seen on the back and one side. The light gray stone has areas of black patination and brown moss accumulation.