Hand-carved circa 1890, this set of four oak medallion busts depict four unknown members of nobility, as evidenced by their attire and crowning headpieces. The original finish has been stripped more recently, giving the carvings a beige appearance, which is offset nicely by the painted black stands. Each bust is in profile (two figures are facing left, while two face right) and encircled by a cavetto cornice followed by a thicker outer molding. The noblemen have been carved in low relief with various cloaks or collared overcoats and either a closed crown or a lounging cap. Our set of four carved oak medallion busts can be placed on a mantel or library shelf, making for fantastic decorative accessories.
CONDITION: Very good condition with very light age separations. There are some unseen minor losses on the verso side. The medallions were stripped more recently (leaving light traces of the original finish) and mounted on painted black stands with thin metal columns. Due to the hand-carved nature, there are some inherent variations to the dimensions.