Pair of 18th Century Carved Marble Capitals from Italy

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Pair of 18th Century Carved Marble Capitals from Italy

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Description

Hand-carved by a master Italian mason in the 1700’s, this pair of marble capitals has elegant foliate carvings along five sides. The tops and bottoms have been polished, giving them a bright sheen. Both back sides have been left natural, revealing brown and gold striations and textures to the cream-colored marble. The center of each capital has a scrolled volute at the top, with a roundel margent trailing below. These motifs are flanked on each side by a large volute rinceaux that extends almost to the back side.

Most likely, our pair of 18th century carved marble capitals originally sat on top of a column. Because the back sides are rough, they were probably attached to the side of a building. They can still be used as architecturals outdoors, but these versatile pieces can also be used inside, repurposed into lamps or used as decorative accent pieces.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses. Light buildup and age separations. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1700's

Dimensions

H - 11, W - 14 1/2, D - 11

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Description

Hand-carved by a master Italian mason in the 1700’s, this pair of marble capitals has elegant foliate carvings along five sides. The tops and bottoms have been polished, giving them a bright sheen. Both back sides have been left natural, revealing brown and gold striations and textures to the cream-colored marble. The center of each capital has a scrolled volute at the top, with a roundel margent trailing below. These motifs are flanked on each side by a large volute rinceaux that extends almost to the back side.

Most likely, our pair of 18th century carved marble capitals originally sat on top of a column. Because the back sides are rough, they were probably attached to the side of a building. They can still be used as architecturals outdoors, but these versatile pieces can also be used inside, repurposed into lamps or used as decorative accent pieces.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses. Light buildup and age separations. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1700's

Dimensions

H - 11, W - 14 1/2, D - 11

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