Hand-carved in Italy, circa 1850, this painted and giltwood cherub was designed to be a wall bracket. An angular geometric entablature with several layers of gilded molding provides a stable shelf (known in Italian as a mensola), roughly 20 ¼” W x 11” D. The underside of the shelf has been painted a mottled dark green. A multi-colored corbel sits beneath and is comprised of a winged cherub mascaron flanked by volute scrolls. Both the cherub and the sides of the scrolls have been gilded, with the remaining areas painted dark green.
Hang our painted and Italian giltwood cherub wall bracket in any room of the house. It will provide a vibrant decorative accessory that is sure to capture your guests’ eyes. The shelf can also be used functionally to display small works of art or other accessories, such as carved figures or a candelabra.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor age separations. Some rubs, resulting in a light loss of gilding to some areas. Two hooks in the back for hanging purposes. Please see photos for details.