Hand-carved in the 1700’s in France, this pair of wooden angels are portrayed in similar genuflecting positions. One angel is depicted with right knee on the ground and arms crossed over the chest; the other one has the left knee down with hands clasped in front of the body. Both figures have bowed their heads as if praying, with a thick volute scroll beneath their shoeless feet, possibly symbolizing a cloud. The angels are wearing ankle length gowns, possibly sleeveless chitons, with realistic detailing as the fabric has gathered as they kneel. Our pair of 18th century wood carved kneeling angels can be displayed on a mantle, wall bracket, or side table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor nicks and age separations. Light traces of old wood worm. The figures probably had wings at one point, but due to losses the backs have old fills and repairs. Please see photos for details.