What a wonderful large pair of wall shelves, recently found in France, arriving in fine condition and with such dignity and appeal. The set are stained a very dark, almost 'ebony' color which reflects on the carved wood, reminding me of the monumental works of light and shadow created by artist, Louise Nevelson. These will work in any decor, from traditional to modern. A large platform of 13 1/2" x 8 1/2" will display your pair of clocks, your favorite collections with drama and draw the eye. Shown from all sides, there is much to adore. Measurements are also noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, these are Napoleon III era (c.1850-70) when the drama of blackened items became the aesthetic brought forward by France's last Emperor, Louis-Napoleon's Empress Eugenie. Note that there is a wood backing, meaning these are not solid wood, so not heavy like rocks. The old hardware is intact and they're ready to hang. The carving remains beautiful, free of chips or loss, but maybe a leaf tip. The shelf tops are milled with a nice bevel to the edge. One seems to have small nicks along that narrow rim (again, see photos). Sold only as a pair.