Massive Baroque Carved Walnut Wall Bracket

Massive Baroque Carved Walnut Wall Bracket

This substantial bracket was, most likely, intended to support a significant sculpture, probably a bust. Brackets like this were often seen in elegant interiors of the 17th and 18th century though they are seldom discussed in the standard furniture books. That may be because these were more often considered architectural rather than furnishing. It is a rare survival in excellent condition with an old dark finish.

Europe, probably Dutch, 1720-40 c.H: 15.5"W: 21.5"D: 10"Reference number: 26848