Small Carved Fruitwood Tabernacle Panel from France, Circa 1700

SKU: 420-3 Category: Tag:

$480.00

Small Carved Fruitwood Tabernacle Panel from France, Circa 1700

SKU: 420-3 Category: Tag:

$480.00

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Description

This small fruitwood panel is a lasting remnant of a 17th century tabernacle. A tabernacle is an ornate cabinet often used in Catholic churches and typically placed above an altar. The church would place vessels related to the Eucharist, often a ciborium or a pyx, behind the door. Tabernacles usually had locking doors to keep the sacraments safe, and this little board was likely inset within a larger molding on the front door.

The panel has been hand-carved in highly detailed relief by a master woodworker. A large cross that terminates in curled acanthus leaves dominates the façade. Beneath the crossbar is a pair of S-scroll acanthus branches, one on each side of the cross. You can display this very old fragment as a piece of sculptural artwork anywhere or incorporate it into a decorative box, making it one of the panels.

CONDITION:  Traces of old wood worm.  Minor losses, fleabites and nicks as seen in photos

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1700

Dimensions

H - 11 3/4, W - 9 1/2, D - 2

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Description

This small fruitwood panel is a lasting remnant of a 17th century tabernacle. A tabernacle is an ornate cabinet often used in Catholic churches and typically placed above an altar. The church would place vessels related to the Eucharist, often a ciborium or a pyx, behind the door. Tabernacles usually had locking doors to keep the sacraments safe, and this little board was likely inset within a larger molding on the front door.

The panel has been hand-carved in highly detailed relief by a master woodworker. A large cross that terminates in curled acanthus leaves dominates the façade. Beneath the crossbar is a pair of S-scroll acanthus branches, one on each side of the cross. You can display this very old fragment as a piece of sculptural artwork anywhere or incorporate it into a decorative box, making it one of the panels.

CONDITION:  Traces of old wood worm.  Minor losses, fleabites and nicks as seen in photos

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1700

Dimensions

H - 11 3/4, W - 9 1/2, D - 2

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