Most likely originally part of a larger installation or highly carved furniture, this charming oak capital is from Flanders, which is part of modern-day Belgium. Hand-carved circa 1800, the original finish has been washed and the carving was mounted on a painted black stand with a thin metal column. The bleaching has rendered the wood to its natural beige color, allowing the nuances of the carvings to really stand out.
Two men dressed in traditional attire, including a hat and knee-high pants with leggings beneath, are seated at a barrel-like tavern table. Both men are enjoying a beverage, while the gentleman on the right holds a cigarette to his lips. The duo is surrounded by a lush foliate canopy, crowned with a slightly incurved entablature with cavetto molding. A fantastic addition that can be paired with any style of design, our oak capital can be placed on a side table, wall shelf, or mantel.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor age separations and old fills and restoration work. The stand was added more recently, most likely around the same time that the wood was bleached (some traces of the original finish still remain).