15th century Late Gothic French Baldachin

Image of 15th century Late Gothic French Baldachin

An exquisitely carved oak baldachin fragment with an ogee-styled arch flanked by gothic pinnacles. Beautiful tracery and crockets line the interior curves of the arch while a handsomely textured interior extrude the interplay of light-and-shadow within the arch itself. The top of the arch is surmounted by flanking foliates which draw the eyes toward the arch’s peak which must have previously donned a now lost finial.

This attractive carving was likely intended for application on a monastery altar, shrine, tomb or for an important palatial throne. It remains a beautiful work of decorative art suitable as a statement piece that is certain to drive conversation and interest and the perfect element to inspire a room’s design.

Approximate size: 72 x 47 cm