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Pair of Early 19th Century Carved Wood, Gesso and Gilt Owl Wall Brackets

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Pair of Early 19th Century Carved Wood, Gesso and Gilt Owl Wall Brackets

18,500.00

In the Egyptian revival taste and of the finest quality. In mythology the owl is often a guide to and through the Underworld, a creature of keen sight in darkness and in Ancient Egypt particularly they revered the owl, and believed it to mediate between the Gods and men. Also a symbol of wisdom the owl was used as a decorative motif on Egyptian-Roman decorative arts of the Regency period.

Circa 1807

Height: 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Width: 21.00 inch (53.34 cm)
Depth: 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)

£14,500

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