B1429 - Superb Antique French Architectural Altar, Gilded Jesus On Cross With Cherubs
This is a superb antique French religious altar dating from the 1800's. It is cast in brass and is very decorative and architectural. It would be perfect for a special niche.
The altar has a central spire with a cross and to either side of this is a steeple. There is a beautiful scroll and shell to the base. The attention to detail is astonishing - see the gladiators and the dove of peace.
To the centre of the altar is a gilded crucifix with the body of Christ. Sitting at his feet are two beautiful cherubs.
When we turn the piece over we see that there is a fitting to the base and that it was once probably attached to something, possibly a staff. There is a loop for hanging on a wall.
The altar measures :- 20.5 cm (8 inches) high x 7.75 cm (3 inches) wide.
This is a fabulous religious piece to display and use and another divine antique French brocante find from La Belle Étoffe!
N.B. We have photographed it with a similar item, B1438, which is listed in our other items.
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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World