large architectural fragment sculpture 17th century

Large early 17th century French architectural fragment in sandstone. This piece features two putti blowing a Horn sitting on a lobbed pedestal and flanked on the right hand side with a moulded arch fragment. Originally this piece would have been part of the upper side frieze from a castle or mansion. It was reputedly found in a mansion with medieval origins were it was integrated in a wall. Not uncommon for period builders recuperated as much as possible. Most likely 18th century builders used 17th century elements from this building in a reconversion.

H 13 in. x W 33.47 in. x D 5.12 in.H 33 cm x W 85 cm x D 13 cm
Ref. 4005

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