Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
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Code 318-71
A Large Circa 1850 Spanish Giltwood Panel or Overdoor

From Spain, this magnificent parcel gilt panel overdoor dates to the middle of the 19th century. On either side of the central medallion are two large foliate carvings. The top is a crown upheld by two wings on either side of the escutcheon. The motif at the center is what's known at the Marian Cross and more specifically, the Miraculous Medal.  The design appeared to Saint Catherine LabourĂ© in France, in 1830. The Miraculous Medal includes a cross sitting atop a bar with the letter M. Beneath, are the hearts of Jesus and Mary, and surrounding all of this, are 12 stars. The design was approved by the Archbishop and soon gold medallions were made.

Our large antique giltwood overdoor was made in the following decade or so and was installed in a Church in Spain. We recently acquired it in the South of France. Hung on any wall or placed upon a wall console, this panel will definitely be the focal point in any room.

CONDITION: Age separations, losses to gilding and some motifs, all commensurate with its age.

H=37 5/8, L=67, D=4 1/4
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