Pair Of Carved Giltwood Oak Architectural Corbels

Pair Of Carved Giltwood Oak Architectural Corbels

A charming pair of carved oak corbels, expertly adorned with scrollwork and large swirling patterns reminiscent of waves rolling at the water's edge. Each corbel features an open seashell with a gilt finish at the end, enhancing their three-dimensional appeal with additional swirling shapes on the sides. The intricate craftsmanship is both fascinating and uplifting.

Originally part of the architectural structure of the Kempthorne & Phillips department store in Richmond Upon Thames, these corbels were saved from disposal during a store refit in 1969-1970 when the store transitioned to Campbell & Booker under Booker McConnell. John Jagged rescued these corbels with the intention of using them in his home, although he never got around to it.

The styling suggests they may have been crafted in the late 1800s to early 1900s, though this is unconfirmed. Regardless, such original, time-worn architectural features are incredibly rare.

These corbels can be used creatively, mounted on either side of a doorway or a chimney breast. With careful installation, a mantel shelf could be added above for displaying favorite items like indoor plants or storm candle holders. They are delightful pieces that add character and charm to any space.

Period: Circa 1950s, carvings possibly late 1800s to early 1900s

Material: Oak


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