Stunning pair of antique hand carved decorative wood corbels depict cherubs, or putto, used in a church for more than a century. The carving of these is truly exceptional, carved by hand by a master in the 1800's, these two have such a presence. Their gaze is towards the heavens, in honor of the glory of God.
This pair has a fabulous warm patina, they are a sterling addition to your collection of religious artifacts from France; your French Madonna's, Santos, Missals and reliquaries. They look beautiful used as scultural pieces laying down, but will also be divine holding a shelf for display. Each has aging, as shown. One was repaired long ago where a knot in the wood most likely fell out. In wonderful condition for their age. Sold as a pair.