This French wall hanging plaque is decorated in relief pietra dura using hardstones or semi-precious stones. The details are exquisite and beautifully carved. Each leaf, stem, flower, bird, insect, fruit and ribbon are carved from colored stones and finely polished. The stones are attached to a panel of slate and framed in wood. The decorative cast brass trim is highlighted in gold gilt. The plaque may have been originally part of a door and later framed for hanging on the wall. The 4 small panels and the large oval center panel are in excellent condition. There is a small chip missing about a ¼” on the tulip looking flower below the cherries in the center panel. This is only noticed upon close examination.