17th Century Giltwood Tabernacle from Italy

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$3,200.00

17th Century Giltwood Tabernacle from Italy

SKU: 321-4 Category: Tag:

$3,200.00

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Description

This beautiful giltwood tabernacle or reliquary was made in Italy during the 1600’s. Our tabernacle has a stepped crown molding and an arched top that is typically indicative of Catholic cabinets (as opposed to other Christian churches).

The front façade is adorned with a diapered background beneath a series of scrolls, flowers, and curled leaves. Beneath the crown, a large cherub head, carved in low relief, sits atop a pair of wings and a curled ribbon. The eyes are directed down towards the tabernacle door. The door has a pair of nestling birds on top of an angular sunburst, known as “Vergina Sun”. The door opens on iron hinges to reveal a small interior cabinet, which was most likely used to store relics.

Both sides have arched panels embellished with different décor. The right side of the tabernacle has a lozenge diaper background beneath a leaved grapevine. The opposite side has similar diaper underneath a bundle of wheat that stands on top of a book.

Our 17th century giltwood tabernacle from Italy can still be used as a religious reliquary or a small cabinet. The back has two brackets installed for hanging purposes, meaning it could be hung on a wall as a piece of decorative art and convenient storage for small items.

CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with age separations. Some rubs and losses to gilding with old gold touch-ups.  Losses to door as seen in photos, and no key. Newer, yet still antique, hardware has been added to the top and back of the tabernacle.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 23 3/8, W - 18 1/2, D - 11 1/2

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Description

This beautiful giltwood tabernacle or reliquary was made in Italy during the 1600’s. Our tabernacle has a stepped crown molding and an arched top that is typically indicative of Catholic cabinets (as opposed to other Christian churches).

The front façade is adorned with a diapered background beneath a series of scrolls, flowers, and curled leaves. Beneath the crown, a large cherub head, carved in low relief, sits atop a pair of wings and a curled ribbon. The eyes are directed down towards the tabernacle door. The door has a pair of nestling birds on top of an angular sunburst, known as “Vergina Sun”. The door opens on iron hinges to reveal a small interior cabinet, which was most likely used to store relics.

Both sides have arched panels embellished with different décor. The right side of the tabernacle has a lozenge diaper background beneath a leaved grapevine. The opposite side has similar diaper underneath a bundle of wheat that stands on top of a book.

Our 17th century giltwood tabernacle from Italy can still be used as a religious reliquary or a small cabinet. The back has two brackets installed for hanging purposes, meaning it could be hung on a wall as a piece of decorative art and convenient storage for small items.

CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with age separations. Some rubs and losses to gilding with old gold touch-ups.  Losses to door as seen in photos, and no key. Newer, yet still antique, hardware has been added to the top and back of the tabernacle.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 23 3/8, W - 18 1/2, D - 11 1/2

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION