Large, Exquisite Palm Flower – Framed Mural

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Lot 1093W
Large, Exquisite Palm Flower – Framed Mural

Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium

Natural History

5 Dec 2017, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Large, Exquisite Palm Flower – Framed Mural
Sabalites sp., Knightia eocaena
Eocene
Green River Formation Wyoming

Even more rare than fossil palm fronds, palm flowers are coveted for their arrestingly delicate details. The present exceptional specimen is unusually large, complete and aesthetically appealing. The preservation of the petiole (base of the stem) lends a tree-like elegance to this virtually complete palm flower, which imparts a three dimensional quality when viewed in low contrasting light. Framed in tropical walnut and fitted with a cleat system for ease of mounting on any wall of conventional construction. Measuring 62 x 33in
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