This is an Antique 22" x 14" Solid Oak Carved Organ Pediment. At the time of the original listing, this was one of three pieces of antique architectural salvage we are listing in separate listings: a 21" carved oak organ pediment, a small but beautiful 8" carved oak pediment, and a highly carved arm from a chair or sofa that the prior owner had re-purposed as a candle holder.
At that time, we also had two other pediments listed, as well a wide variety of other antique architectural salvage, and antique hardware. The overall maximum dimensions of the pediment are about 22 1/4" wide x 14" high. The pediment consists of a frame with the top portion carved in a vine motif in high relief, with a center panel with intaglio carvings.
The overall maximum depth of the pediment, taking into account to protruding pieces on the back near the top, and the protruding bottom lip on the front is about 3 3/4. As found there is a protective pair of red felt pads on the back, but no picture wire nor other hanger for wall mounting. If you opt to hang the pediment be sure to use hardware, dry wall anchors, etc. Sufficent to securely hang its 3 pound weight. The panel presents a great appearance of display but it does have service issues to be noted.
The panel has four cracked through and re-glued spots on the carved vines. These are shown from both the front and from the back, each circled in blue for easy reference. There are some drips of dried glue residue on the back as well. The finish on the front has quite a bit of crazing and darkening, particularly along the upper part of the center panel, and on the carved vines. You can compare the appearance of the finish on the front with that on the back.
I believe the appearance of the back is likely close to the original finish. I suspect that you could use a high quality refinisher with some gloves and outside ventilation to restore the appearance of the front if desired, but the carvings would likely require a bit more attention.
You can see a worn or scuffed spot near the bottom near the horizontal center and several other more minor worn spots elsewhere. The pediment is offered as found / as described / as seen. Doing that is against U. We pride ourselves on multiple, large, clear photos. Please scrolldown past the description to view any additional photos.Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Antique 22 x 14 Solid Oak Carved Organ Pediment" is in sale since Friday, July 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Pediments". The seller is "popper77" and is located in Sammamish, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.