Beautiful Carved Gilt Wood 18th Century French Reliquary
The beautiful Antique Carved Gilt Wood Reliquary now features mirror insets.
Dating back to the mid 1800s it was probably transformed in the mid 19th from a full reliquary to a décor object.
It is absolutely beautiful with full relief acanthus leaves intertwining and beautifully carved rosettes.
The lower part of the Reliquary features a beautiful cherubs head with outstretched wings.
The threefold pedestal is strengthened with a wood back brace.
The original gold patina is gorgeous with a rich bole bleeding throughout the carving.
A beautiful object we acquired in Villefranche, a city with a very devout background.
A gorgeous décor element.