Hand carved in France, circa 1810, this pair of tall Neoclassical giltwood columns was inspired by the Corinthian order. Both of the ¾ columns (meaning they are not complete cylinders) are affixed to a single oak plank. The edges of the board have been painted gold, matching the gilding of the columns, while the rest of the plank is green. The columns and capitals are covered in gesso and gold leaf. Total height is 90.25 inches or 7.52 feet.
Slender fluted columns, filled with chandelle on the lower third, is characteristic of Corinthian columns such as ours. The same is true of the caulicoli (curled acanthus leaves) capitals that terminate in small volutes. At seven and a half feet tall, this pair of Neoclassical giltwood columns would make imposing architecturals. They can be placed on either side of a door or used to accent a large piece of decorative art such as a painting or statue.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use, with age separations and losses to gilding. Minor rubs and buildup.