Pair of Large French Carved Limestone Dog Corbel-LIke Figures #2
Definitely the most unique find of our most recent buying trip, these fabulous dog figures are hand-carved from French limestone and sport an amazing weathered, lichened, and mossy patina. We bought two pairs and the other pair is listed as Stock # SAN 1083 A if you’re looking for two pairs. We are not sure of their original usage and originally thought them to be corbels, but there is no sign of having been attached to a wall, so maybe they were just meant as ornaments. Regardless, they look sensational flanking a doorway or an entrance to a garden. Each has slightly different dimensions listed below. In very good overall antique condition, they have various small knocks and chips commensurate with age and use. Priced and sold as a pair.
France, CA 1880
Dog #1: H: 16 7/8 in Width at Front: 9.5 in Width at Back: 9 in Depth: 25.5 in
Dog #2: H 18.38 in Width at Front: 9 in Width at Back: 10 in Depth: 26 in
Price: $4,500, the pair
Ref: SAN 1083 B