18th Century Giltwood Sunburst Surmount


  • £2,200.00
  • €2,616 Euro
  • $2,660 US Dollar

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18th Century Giltwood Sunburst Surmount

A substantial double sided sunburst, carved to both sides with the heads of putti and long necked swans. Retaining the original water gilding and substantial traces of the original polychrome on the putti. It is likely to be the remaining top section of a larger piece, possibly from a catholic shrine of some kind. The inner contours, forming a strong impression of a head and shoulders, suggest it once surrounded a figure, a life size carved saint or Jesus.

Dating to at least 18th century, condition is overall excellent. With signs of age and wear to the gilding and no shortage of patina to the beautiful painted putti. There is no loose or flaking gold and the whole is solid and stable. Extra images can be found on the Google Drive link here, but please contact if you would like to see more.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f86VG0D3Fusrfdw_sSV9lLGuSY2EYU5i/view?usp=sharing

102cm x 65cm x 13cm (40 x 25 x 5.11 inches)

UK mainland shipping is £75 by dedicated courier. Please contact for international shipping or for hard to reach parts of the UK.


  • H: 65cm (25.59in)
  • W: 102cm (40.16in)
  • D: 13cm (5.12in)


early 18th century

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.


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We like painted things, woven things, carved things and gilded things.  If it is unique and beautiful, if the hand of the artist is present, we like it.  We love great design, elegant lines, bold colour. And gilded things.

We source items from across the ages, from 18th Century Asia to 20th Century Europe.  We want to help you create bespoke interiors, to mix and match; to provide an eclectic, rich, opulent and exotic living environment.


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