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Perfect design for special place
 from Cocoa, Florida,  Oct 5, 2006

One narrow wall down the hallway to the bedrooms has a built in niche for art display. However, the niche was only 3 1/2 inches deep, 14 inches wide, and a whopping 4 foot tall. The top of the niche is arched, rather than squared off. I did not want to extend the depth of the niche with one of those semi-circular wall sconces or corbels, because that would have jutted into an area we must pass frequently. To have done that and put a bust there would have been inappropriate for the area, and no bust would have been tall enough. It really needed a tall, slender statue or perhaps a piece of scrolled ironwork. I knew I could find a piece in iron to fit, but I thought it was just too impersonal. When I saw this piece and looked at the measurements, I knew it would work! Sure enough, it is perfect. Mine measured 3 1/8" deep, 7 3/4" wide at the shoulders, and 33" tall. Despite the height and narrow base, it is not top-heavy and doesn't wobble at all. No risk of it falling over. To my eye it is more contemporary than African in appearance. It is more of a matte black, not very glossy at all. The round "world" that the couple holds above their arms corresponds nicely with the curved arch at the top of the niche. It is so at home in that spot, as if it were made for the area, and gives it a very personal, warm, and pleasant feeling! If you've got an odd place like I do, and need something tall, but not overwhelming or overpowering in appearance, this may be your piece! Packed very safely and in perfect condition. Thanks

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