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Carved Wood Trim from India on Stand - architectural salvage (#strimst57)

  • 2000

Handcarved ornamental wood trim moulding recovered from a home that had been torn down in India. The original coloration mixed with the desert sun weathered wood has faded into a beautiful patina. The age is at least 50 years old. The wood has been mounted on a sturdy black painted steel stand.

The wood is undetermined, but would be one of the following Indian woods - sheesham, mango, teak or haldu. 

This one of a kind piece makes a beautiful found art piece in a study or living room.

Wood: 4" wide x 3.87" ht x 5/8" deep
Overall height on stand: 8.5"

I found this ornamental moulding on a trip to the Indian desert state of Rajasthan where I work with people who specialize in recovering visually and historically interesting elements from homes and buildings that are torn down. I designed the steel stand and had it welded and assembled in a small metal workshop in the same Indian town.

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