A LATE 15TH CENTURY FRENCH CARVED LIMESTONE FIGURAL CORBEL, PROBABLY BURGUNDY
the open mouthed angel with thick curly hair and wearing a gown, holding a shaped shield and supporting the shaped shelf above,
18cm high x 23cm wide x 31cm deep
For a comparable corbel see the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, No. 1974.126.2, Bequest of Irwin Untermyer.
The museum’s 15th century corbel retains traces of polychromy and gilding and features small winged angels with similar curly hair and gowns supporting a shaped shield beneath the architectural shelf.