AN ITALIAN PARCEL GILT CARVED WOOD SERPENT ENTWINED ROD SCULPTURE, 19TH CENTURY,
the sinuous long body of the serpent sliding down from around a textured staff rod over a pierced and fluted orb, to the stylized rockwork base with large leafy embellishments, surmounted by a later flame finial. Height: 31" Width: 14" Depth: 6"
Provenance:Property of an Important Houston Antiques Dealer
Good condition for Italian wood carvings of this age, use and materials including but not limited to expected gilding losses and flaking throughout, age cracks, chips, losses, flame finial is not original and surface buildup.
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