Fabulous antique French Napoleon III or Victorian era hand carved walnut furniture or cabinetry panel PAIR with ornate scrolled acanthus & tendrils and mascaron style lion's head bust centers! Architectural salvage, either panels from the built-in hand carved paneling of a beautiful old estate or chateau, or doors from a cabinet or piece of superbly crafted old furniture. Bring a custom and opulent detail to your own cabinetry. The panels are, as noted, entirely hand carved in what appears to be solid old growth European oak. They all date to around the mid-late 1800s, and we've left them just as they arrived after their trip here from France. Fabulous figural centers here, with the majestic lion's heads on each and framed with acanthus leaves & scrolled tendrils. Shown front and back, measurements noted upon, and condition visible in photos. Perfect as wall hanging decorative pieces as they are or, incorporate them into your own custom bar, furniture or cabinet creation. These sets of panels would be beautiful made up into the doors of a cabinet, or even a recessed cabinet. Some choose to mount these with an outer frame directly onto kitchen or bath cabinetry to enhance and elevate. The old ones are always just finer, aren't they. Get creative!
Very good condition. There appears to be an old age or drying split visible in each but the panels are stable and with no warping (I'll double check to make sure those are splits or, perhaps, they may just be part of the wood grain or where the base panels were originally joined). Possibly a tiny edge chip/nip or two but, as you can see, there is no loss or damage to the carved decoration. The panels are in roughly 1/4” thick solid walnut (we think) with the carved decoration adding more depth to that. See pictures for all measurements.
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