19th Century French Forged Iron Music Stand Lectern with Fleur-de-Lys Decor
Crafted, circa 1890, the antique Gothic “Lutrin” (French for lectern) stands on four curved legs over a straight stem with an extending contraption allowing to lower and raise the large and wide book holder (from 43″ to 55″). The baroque music stand features wonderful forged iron work including three large Fleur-de-Lys making up the center of the holder, decorated with scrolled motifs in each corner. The lectern is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich patinated black and silver steel finish throughout. Use this stand to hold your Bible or a music book. The Fleur-de-Lis, also spelled Fleur-de-Lys, is a stylized lily (in French, fleur and lis mean ‘flower’ and ‘lily’ respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. The Fleur-de-Lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. As France is a historically Catholic nation, the Fleur-de-Lis became “at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic,” especially in French heraldry. The Fleur-de-Lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France. In particular, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are often depicted with a lily. Measures: 18″ W x 18″ D x 55″ H.
|Dimensions||23.5" W x 23.5" D x 53.5" H|
Late 19th Century