Art Deco Design Vintage Large Carved Hardwood Gold Painted Panel of Antelope (Code 1088)
A striking and superbly decorative large gold painted carved hardwood panel of antelope with birds. It certainly has Art Deco influence in the French style, but is is possibly a little later being mid century and central African in origin. It is carved from two joined hand cut planks of hardwood, possibly teak or mahogany. The planks have then been all hand carved with some pierced detail, the tooling marks where the wood was worked are still visible. It is finished in gold paint, the quality (if not application) of which is much higher than usual. Unfortunately I can't find any signatures or other details to provide accurate attribution, it certainly isn't a factory or mass produced item, and the hand cutting of the planks suggests artisan crafting in very low or single numbers. The panel is quite large and probably made for wall hanging, or to be incorporated into something else. The planks are thinker than you may expect, and it is heavy due to the hardwood construction.
It's a fabulous looking piece and will make a real impact and statement on display, it's also very unlikely to be many similar pieces around. If you have the right location it is going to look amazing.
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The panel is warped a bit due to the use of solid timber planks, but still ok for wall hanging, may need straightening before use if incorporating into something else. Natural flaws in the wood and carving, and join line in the planks visible. Minor losses of gold paint and some show through of the white sealer below in place through wear. Drilled hole near top, presumably for hanging. Some pin prick holes at top corner and to a lesser extent across the top, looks likely from board pins or similar. See images for overall condition.
Height: 58.3 cm ( 23 inch )
Width: 90 cm ( 35 1/2 inch )
Weight: 7700 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1088 MR18-5
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