GlitzQueen Antique and Vintage Jewelry
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Showcase your favorite collectibles on these glorious vintage giltwood shelves and you'll thrill to their decorative impact. And how about displaying your loveliest angels on them at Christmastime?

Carved in Italy no later than the mid-20th century (possibly earlier), the shelves are highly detailed and gilded by the time-honored technique that calls for an undercoat of rich red. Each is one of a kind, being hand-crafted. This is typical Florentine work and prices in lire are pencilled on the backs of two. Sizes (approximate) are 6 x 6.5 x 3.5; 5.75 x 6.5 x 3.5; and 5.25 x 4.75 x 2.5. Condition is superb, with only minor losses of gilding and no evidence of any repairs.

These treasures come from a Texas estate and were no doubt souvenirs of a holiday in Florence. Their asymmetrical plumed forms are pure Rococo, but ready to add sparkle and dimension to virtually any decor. I've seen such shelves used to great effect not only with antiques but even in contemporary rooms.

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