Large 15″ Pair of Antique Continental Iron Sphinx Architectural Elements


A stunning pair of antique, most likely 16th/17th century, Continental European large decorative architectural elements in the form of perched sphinxes with Classical features. Both sphinxes having brown painted surface over older red, the older red paint coming through in areas making this pair wonderfully nuanced and beautiful! These wonderful architectural elements come from the Estate of Paul W. Doll, Jr., who collected and amassed an amazing and extensive 16th / 17th century Gothic and Baroque collection of furniture and decorative pieces.

Provenance: The Estate of Paul W. Doll, Jr., Lake Toxaway, North Carolina.

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use having old surface soiling and accretion, some rust and corrosion, areas of paint flaking (older red paint surface visible in many areas), both with breaks and losses to bottom feet

Come take a look at these wonderful pieces in person at our historic showroom located at 137 Stockton St., Hightstown, NJ 08520!

Dimensions: 15 1/2″ high, 7″ wide / long and 5 3/4″ deep.

# of pictures: 97 – Scroll down for all the pictures and close-ups.

Shipping: Complimentary shipping in the contiguous continental USA! Please contact us for a shipping price to Alaska or Hawaii.