Delightful antique French hand carved 16" wide furniture or architectural cornice with unique size & curvature and detailed foliate accenting with figural bust! These pieces have been taken from the top of larger carved pieces of furniture, old 'salvaged' sections were generally the more ornate parts of the overall works and make wonderful decorative accents as they are. The sized and overly curved sides lead me to believe that this one came from a center hutch or smaller display vitrine perhaps? Simply hang on the wall or, turn them into part of your custom cabinetry, fireplace mantel, bar OR wouldn't it look great mounted over an entry doorway. Carved from what looks like solid old growth European walnut and the carving with added figural bust is as impressive as can be. Fabulous visual appeal no matter how you end up using or displaying them!
Very good condition. There is a small chip to the far left side point but no other notable damage. See pictures for all measurements.