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CHIMERA CONSOLE 19th century

CHIMERA CONSOLE 19th century

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Exceptional blackened wooden console representing a winged chimera spitting fire, the top bordered by a molding, typically in the neo-Gothic style.

Magnificent sculpture work finely executed by hand. A few rare small losses, a restoration to note in the lower part but overall, a surprisingly intact piece considering its age.

PERIOD : France 19th century
DIMENSION : 46cm X 37cm
SIZE : 18" X 14.5"

The Gothic Revival style, emerging primarily in the 18th century and reaching its peak in the 19th century, was a romantic reinterpretation of European medieval architecture. Inspired by Gothic cathedrals, this style was characterized by pointed arches, slender spires and ornate details. Chimeras, representing fantastical and mythical creatures, were often incorporated into the decoration of neo-Gothic buildings, adding a touch of mystery and the supernatural to these imposing structures. Their presence evoked a link with the medieval past while nourishing the imagination of contemporaries, creating an atmosphere that was both nostalgic and captivating.

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