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Hand Carved Gilt Consoles

Hand Carved Gilt Consoles

Using very large sections of selected Austrian Lime wood, the magnificent "Eagles" forming the supports of this fabulous pair of side tables were hand carved and water gilt to the highest standards using 231/4 carat gold leaf. This gilding extends over the whole plinth base and "Greek Key" frieze of the tables. Spectacular and highly decorative in appearance, the instructions from the client required the gold finish to have a "newly applied" patina, accentuating the fine carved detail. The client's own marble was used for the tops when the pair of tables were ultimately installed in the USA and are thus not illustrated here.