Carvings with a military, musical, hunting, or agricultural theme, known as trophies, became popular during the period of Louis XVI. This pair of large trophy panels have Neoclassical motifs (another hallmark of Louis XVI) painted in white over a blue background. The panels are highly shaped with thick molding painted in white.
Both trophies have been carved in a similar manner, with a large Neoclassical grouping suspended from a pierced roundel by crinkled ribbon. In the middle of the ribbon is a laurel wreath that encompasses a quiver of arrows intersecting over a fluted torch. Branches of oak and laurel leaves are intertwined throughout the crossed items. A unique decorative architectural, our pair of large Louis XVI style trophy panels can be displayed on a living room or game room wall. Although they were originally designed to hang in a horizontal fashion, they could be hung vertically (see photos).
CONDITION: Good condition with intentional distress marks, including nicks and paint losses. The panels are not rigged for hanging and can be displayed vertically as well as horizontally (see photos for details).