Hand-carved in France around 1880, this highly detailed pair of Louis XVI style trophy plaques feature a central oval cartouche carved in relief of farming motifs surrounded by four spandrels in the corners. Each of the triangular carvings has been adorned with a large leaf encompassed by thin molding. The cartouches have much larger raised quarter round molding that nicely frames the agricultural trophies.
Both trophies contain a large, crinkled ribbon bow near the top with a sprawling margent of oak leaves beneath that permeates the entire scene. One of the trophies depicts bundled wheat beneath a straw hat with a ribbon above the brim. There are various farming implements that can be seen underneath the grain. The other plaque also has agriculture tools and a footed ewer beneath a wicker basket overflowing with berries.
Trophy plaques became popular during the period of Louis XVI, with military, music, hunting, and agriculture being popular themes. Our pair of Louis XVI style trophy plaques are well carved with a soothing tan color, allowing them to be paired with almost any interior. The plaques are rigged for hanging.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with light age separations and rubs. Minor discoloration along the edges, commensurate with originally being inset panels on furniture (a buffet or cabinet). The plaques have been recently wired for hanging purposes.