This pair of handcarved corbels or ceiling supports are documented as from the 16th Century and were part of the ...
moreThis pair of handcarved corbels or ceiling supports are documented as from the 16th Century and were part of the Hearst family collection, San Simeon, California. They were acquired by an avid local collector at auction many years ago. They are an unmatched pair, wonderfully carved, one with a bird motif. Outstanding antique qualities. Would be gorgeous hanging on a wall or as huge bookends. Wonderful, unique and with a GREAT history! There is some damage (as you can see from photos) but still amazing and decorative. I include a photo of a letter written in the 1960s to the Hearst Corporation describing the items and intent to buy them. One is slightly smaller than the other so my measurements are for the larger of the two. less
6.5ʺW × 9.0ʺD × 23.0ʺH
FairHas lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear
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