19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Prie Dieu ~ Prayer Bench

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39H x 24W x 24D

Location: Baton Rouge


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19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Prie Dieu ~ Prayer Bench survives in remarkable condition, and features elaborately scrolled and carved supports for the elbow rest, which surprisingly features its original needlepoint tapestry padding.  Even more alluring is the exquisite full relief carvings on the panel below, surrounded in artfully scrolled molded detail, and depicting a cross, goblet, and other religious symbolism.  Even the lower platform which was designed for a cushion for comfort while kneeling, is supported by scrolled legs with acanthus plumes, shells and escargot feet.  Unlike the overwhelming majority of such artifacts is the fact that the back side has been fully finished and trimmed with complementary molding making this an ideal choice for the center of the room if so desired!
Circa 1880s
Measures 39H x 24W x 24D