Can anyone help me date this fireplace mantel based on the woodwork. The owner says early 1800's but I'd like more input. Thanks!
I'd be inclined to think more like early _19_00s.
Thanks colleenoz! Is there something that makes you say that? I am trying to learn as much as I can so I am an educated buyer.
I was thinking a sort of generic classical revival/Victorian, but upon a closer look it's actually Romanesque Revival and as such dates to a narrower period of popularity (of course it could be later, as it may have stayed in inventory for a long time) around 1886-1895. It's all in the detailing. The carved leaf termini of the cushion molding and the exaggerated bulbous turnings, for two.
Thank you so much Casey. This is great information. Do you have any idea what this item might be worth or a good price to pay for it? The seller is asking $999.