A Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from FranceA Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from FranceA Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from FranceA Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from FranceA Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from FranceA Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from France

This beautiful hand carved French wooden plaque dates to the 1700’s. It depicts a very finely executed scene of a religious nature with varying degrees of symbolism. Originally this may have been in a Church or a private chapel of a chateau. This plaque depicts a religious person in front of a thatched covered area. A pair of shoes is behind him at the base of his robe, and behind this is a piece of cloth draped over a tree stump. He is in front of an alcove with a cross having the image of Christ and two candlesticks with lit candles flanking the cross. To the left forefront and behind the man’s hand is a skull, representing the death of Christ. To the right is a church in a wooded setting. The carving is well done with deep relief. On the back, you can see that this plaque has been joined from different pieces of wood.

CONDITION: Very good condition with age separations, minor losses to motifs, toes and finger tips of person. Minor rubs.

H=28 3/4, W=24, D=2 1/4

ITEM ID
114-6A
ITEM TYPE
Antique

A Carved 18th Century Oval Wooden Religious Plaque from France

$3,400

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