Handcarved Wood Sundial Pedestal / Plinth Architectural Salvage from India (NG623_149)
Beautiful vintage hand carved wood plinth once served as the base of a column in an Indian home. Will make a wonderful base for a sundial. The wood block features ornamental elements that were beautifully hand chiseled by a craftsmen. The original coloration mixed with the desert sun weathered wood has faded into a beautiful patina. The age is at least 50 years old.
Since this is a repurposed base, the sundial will simply rest on the base and not attach like our other stands. If you have a Rome sundial with a bracket in the center of the dial, the hole in the center of the base will be about and 1/8 - 1/4" too small to let the bracket sit inside. If you want the bracket to fit inside the hole, you will need to cut the opening a little bit wider with a knife or chisel. Otherwise you can just let the sundial rest on top of the base.
We found this ornamental wood plinth 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.
This is a one of a kind piece and has some beautiful detailing. You'll see on one of the pictures that I show all 4 sides, so you can get a better idea as to the detailing and condition of the wood.
Most of the recovered wood comes from Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat.
The wood used varies and may be seesham, teak or mango.
Dimensions of this wood piece
9 7/8" x 9 1/4" x 4 1/2" height
Top of base is 6 1/2" x 6 3/8"
Weight: 10 1/2 lbs.