Antique hand-carved wooden panel from a horse-drawn hearse, c. Carved with striking verisimilitude, with elaborate tassel. Handsomely aged and weathered, and probably from a carriage which was in service for many years and then languished outdoors before this panel was salvaged. A suite of these panels would have originally been inset into the walls of a horse-drawn hearse, and imitated a more lavish, drapery-laden carriage ferrying the deceased to a final resting place.The black mourning fabric, carved in wood: a final curtain that does not fall, but is set before us, undeniable and irreversible. The funereal folk carving seems to speak to the certainty and impenetrable mystery of death, but also the fixed nature of fate. Found in Vermont in a collection of folk art hearse panels.
Good weathered, antique condition, with paint loss, chipping, scratches, and other wear. For more pleasing and peculiar objects, follow "oldasadam" on. And if you find yourself in New England, be sure to visit my brick and mortar store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The item "Antique Hearse Panel Victorian Carved Wooden Trompe L'Oeil Curtain AAFA" is in sale since Thursday, January 11, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "oldasadam" and is located in Rye, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand.