Pair of French Napoleon III Bronze Oval Wall Plaques, Circa 1860

SKU: 422-122 Category: Tag:

$3,200.00

Pair of French Napoleon III Bronze Oval Wall Plaques, Circa 1860

SKU: 422-122 Category: Tag:

$3,200.00

Description

The period of Napoleon III (sometimes called “The Second Empire”) was an amalgamation of motifs from preceding French periods. One unique creation which originated during the period were medallion shaped wall plaques, such as this pair of bronze trophy elements, both surrounded by a gilded grape leaf border.

Both plaques have a dark, almost black patination and wonderful detail throughout. One of the plaques features a game-inspired display, with a seated hunting dog surrounded by a rifle, felled birds and caught fish. A large fishing net is displayed in the background, with a hunting horn, an axe, and a wicker basket ensnared in the mesh. The other plaque depicts a farming theme with a goat in place of the dog. The animal is surrounded by buckets filled with fruit and flowers and various farming implements, such as a floral watering can, reaping tools, and a shovel. There is a bundle of wheat under the goat’s hooves and a crinkled ribbon bow at the top with ivy emanating from it. Our pair of French Napoleon III bronze oval wall plaques are perfect decorative accessories for various rooms throughout the house, from a game room to a small bathroom.

CONDITION: Good antique condition including minor buildup. One of the plaques has a slight age separation between the panel and the gilded border, which is commensurate to age and use. Rigged for hanging.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Of The Period

Napoleon III

Age

Circa 1860

Dimensions

H - 16, W - 12, D - 3

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Description

The period of Napoleon III (sometimes called “The Second Empire”) was an amalgamation of motifs from preceding French periods. One unique creation which originated during the period were medallion shaped wall plaques, such as this pair of bronze trophy elements, both surrounded by a gilded grape leaf border.

Both plaques have a dark, almost black patination and wonderful detail throughout. One of the plaques features a game-inspired display, with a seated hunting dog surrounded by a rifle, felled birds and caught fish. A large fishing net is displayed in the background, with a hunting horn, an axe, and a wicker basket ensnared in the mesh. The other plaque depicts a farming theme with a goat in place of the dog. The animal is surrounded by buckets filled with fruit and flowers and various farming implements, such as a floral watering can, reaping tools, and a shovel. There is a bundle of wheat under the goat’s hooves and a crinkled ribbon bow at the top with ivy emanating from it. Our pair of French Napoleon III bronze oval wall plaques are perfect decorative accessories for various rooms throughout the house, from a game room to a small bathroom.

CONDITION: Good antique condition including minor buildup. One of the plaques has a slight age separation between the panel and the gilded border, which is commensurate to age and use. Rigged for hanging.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Of The Period

Napoleon III

Age

Circa 1860

Dimensions

H - 16, W - 12, D - 3

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