Antique Painted Tabernacle from Parma Italy, Circa 1750

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$1,960.00

Antique Painted Tabernacle from Parma Italy, Circa 1750

SKU: 1019-8 Category: Tag:

$1,960.00

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Description

This beautifully carved and very old tabernacle is of Italian origin, and dates the middle of the 18th century.  It’s black painted facade with gold highlights, has a small functioning door, which opens to an interior with original, though partial silk lining.  The tabernacle was used in the church as a lockable ornamental receptacle reserved for the Eucharist. This unusual example has plain side and back boards, which indicates it was likely built in as part of a large decorated altar.

The motifs include large C and S scrolls framing a small door, surmounted by small floral elements and shells. The eye is immediately drawn to the door, which has a bright gold sunburst monstrance with the letters IHS. Today, this antique Italian black and gold tabernacle will serve as a unique decorative object on a wall or table surface.

CONDITION:  Chips and losses to paint and gesso.  Old touch-ups throughout.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

Circa 1750

Dimensions

H - 24 1/4 , W - 17 3/4 , D - 13 3/8

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Description

This beautifully carved and very old tabernacle is of Italian origin, and dates the middle of the 18th century.  It’s black painted facade with gold highlights, has a small functioning door, which opens to an interior with original, though partial silk lining.  The tabernacle was used in the church as a lockable ornamental receptacle reserved for the Eucharist. This unusual example has plain side and back boards, which indicates it was likely built in as part of a large decorated altar.

The motifs include large C and S scrolls framing a small door, surmounted by small floral elements and shells. The eye is immediately drawn to the door, which has a bright gold sunburst monstrance with the letters IHS. Today, this antique Italian black and gold tabernacle will serve as a unique decorative object on a wall or table surface.

CONDITION:  Chips and losses to paint and gesso.  Old touch-ups throughout.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

Circa 1750

Dimensions

H - 24 1/4 , W - 17 3/4 , D - 13 3/8

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION