B985 - Exquisite Antique French Religious Diorama, Notre Dame De Grace, Napoleon III
This is an exquisite antique French diorama dating from the Napoleon III era C 1860. It would make a lovely addition to a religious display perhaps grouped on a wall with others.
It features a beautiful carving of 'NOTRE DAME DE GRÂCE' and was possibly bought as a souvenir of a visit to the chapel at Honfleur.
The carving of Our Lady is beautifully executed. She wears a gorgeous cloak which envelops her and the Infant Jesus. They both wear stunning crowns and she carries a bouquet of roses. In the background is a little sailing boat on the sea at Honfleur. At the base of the carving is the inscription.
Surrounding the carving and still within the domed glass is a teal velvet border which has faded to perfection.The frame is made of ebonised wood and has a little distressing.
The diorama has survived the last 160 years in good condition. The fading and distressing just gives character to this wonderful old piece.
It measures :- 21 cm (8.25 inches) high x 18 cm (7 inches) wide.
A lovely old religious diorama to display and enjoy and another divine antique French brocante find from La Belle Étoffe.
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