Bracket

English or possibly French
about 1745


Object Place: Europe, England/poss. France

Dimensions

23.66 x 12.07 x 12.7 cm (9 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1984.123

Medium or Technique

Wood; gilt wood

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

One of a pair of wall brackets, see 1984.124. Giltwood. Head of crowned female supports plinth decorated at edge with acanthus leaves. Beading descends from under female’s chin and is flanked by scrolled acanthus leaves.

Provenance

1977, sold by Hotspur Ltd., London, to Herbert Heidelberger (b. 1933 - d. 1982), Boston; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1984)

Credit Line

Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger