Early 20th Century Italian Carved Painted Wall Hanging Plaque with Family Crest
Decorate a game room or a study with this large and colorful antique plaque. Crafted in southern Italy circa 1920, the bombe panel features “Trompe l’oeil” scrolled and scalloped edges around the periphery; it is decorated with a center oval medallion embellished with standing lion figure, and surrounded by Royal Fleur-de-Lis motifs; it is further dressed with two small family coat of arms at the bottom. The carved shield is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rubbed patinated hand painted finish in the light blue, grey and beige palette. Hook in the back for easy installation. 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: 34.75″W x 46.25″H.
|Dimensions||34.75" W x 2" D x 46.25" H|
Early 20th Century