Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns
Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns

Large pair of late 18thc Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns

1790 Italy

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A highly decorative large pair of late 18th century Baroque style Solomonic carved gilt wood columns, possibly Spanish or Italian with original gilding.

This stunning pair of columns consist of Corinthian capitals to the top carved with scrolling acanthus leading down to the spiral Solomonic columns carved with scrolling foliage and flower decoration.

These lead down to circular turned bases, the columns having been applied to square wooden painted stands which add both height and stability.

The Solomonic column is also known as a barley-sugar column or spiral column as it has a twisting or spiral shaft like a corkscrew. This type of column can be found with a capital of various forms, these ones being of Corinthian design.

It is believed that a set of columns from 'The Temple of Solomon' were taken to Rome in the 4th century and used in the original 'St Peter's Basilica', the columns used to decorate the high altar, many such columns as these have been used in altars in Europe particularly in ltaly and Spain.

The Solomonic column was also often used as a feature in Baroque architecture, again commonly used in altar pieces.

The columns are in very good original condition, the gilt work also original and in good condition for age.

Size:

Height: 75.25'' / 191cm columns only

93.5'' / 237.5cm with stands

Width & Depth: 13'' / 33cm columns only

18.25'' / 46cm with stands

Very good for age
Dimensions
Height 191.00 cm (75.20 inches)
Width 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Depth 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Stock Code
LVS725
Medium
Giltwood
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