A very fine pair hand engraved and gilded wooden shelves or brackets. Italy circa 1900 (or France).
This pretty pair is all hand made wood, all gold leaf in the FINO way. This way needs a lot of time and skills, it consists of putting a very fine layer of gesso on the engraved wood, sand it very well to make it smooth, then put a coat of (boule)usually red or black color to be able to apply the gold leaf, then make it shiny by polishing the gold. This way can stay for good, and show the beauty of the 22 karat gold.
This pair are right and left, NOT identical, but right and left , which gives them more beauty. Please see photos carefully to admire the beauty of the work. No missing pieces of wood. Some wear to the gold due to age. Minor cracks due to age.
H : 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm). W : 5 1/2 inches (14 cm). D : 3 1/2 inches (9 cm). The item "A Pair Of Antique Hand Carved And Gilded Wooden Shelves/Brackets.
1900" is in sale since Wednesday, December 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture".The seller is "paulfayad12" and is located in Voorhees, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.