Religious Antiques

This section contains Antique Artifacts and symbols of faith, and is a source of inspiration to us as well as countless clients across the globe. Rendered by talented & devoted artisans from precious materials, Religious Antiques have been developed for well over a millennium on the European continent. Those that survive in superb condition are hand-selected to become part of our Religious Antique Collection, destined to provide inspiration and awe in homes across the continent and beyond.   Inessa Stewart’s Antiques Wholesale Antique Furniture Stores!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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18th Century Hand-Carved Wooden Statue of Madonna

18th Century Hand-Carved Wooden Statue of Madonna is a splendid work of devotion, with the Virgin Mary in a prayerful pose dressed in robes symbolic of her piety.  The carvings are accentuated by the whitewashed finish which gives the work a soft appearance.  The work can stand alone or be placed upon a capital or pedestal for enhancement.Circa...
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19th Century Gilded Porcelain Madonna

19th Century Gilded Porcelain Madonna shows the Virgin Mary in resplendent attire with arms outreached to provide a blessing upon the home.  The artists have created a remarkably lifelike facial expression, and Mary stands upon a sphere representing the world, all atop an intricately painted Baroque style pediment.  Perfect for the private devotional...
$1,200
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19th Century French Gothic Bench and Rail ~ Ballustrade

19th Century French Gothic Bench and Rail ~ Ballustrade is a great choice to create a railing, define a specific area, or provide a long bench seat in front of a panoramic window!  Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for centuries, it features a simplistic yet extraordinarily sturdy bench that is paired with but can be used separately from the railing. ...
$3,400
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19th Century Rustic Gothic Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu

19th Century Rustic Gothic Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu was skillfully hand-crafted from solid oak and features timeless Christian symbolism pierce-carved through the support.  Top hinges up for book storage.  Designed for use with cushions.  The light weight makes it easy to move about the home, yet it's sturdy enough to last for generations!Circa...
$899   $1,198
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19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Prie Dieu

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Prie Dieu survives in remarkable condition, and features elaborately scrolled and carved supports for the elbow rest, which surprisingly features its original needlepoint tapestry padding.  Even more alluring is the exquisite full relief carvings on the panel below, surrounded in artfully scrolled molded detail, and...
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18th Century Carving of Jesus ~ Supper at Emmaus

18th Century Carving of Jesus ~ Supper at Emmaus has been glorified by artists for centuries, including Duccio, Caravaggio, Breughel and Rembrandt. It is the first documented appearance of Jesus after the Resurrection.  Here is depicted the moment Jesus revealed Himself to his two companions, fulfilling the scriptures.  The artifact was designed as a...
$2,700
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18th Century French Renaissance Prie Dieu ~ Prayer Bench

18th Century French Renaissance Prie Dieu ~ Prayer Bench is certainly one of the most unusual and stunning examples we've seen in three decades in the business!  An exquisite sculpture in glorious full relief of Our Lord Jesus holding an orb and poised in the act of blessing those nearby is emblazoned on the top panel, framed by a Romanesque panel...
$3,300
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French Renaissance Prayer Bench, ca. 1850s

French Renaissance Prayer Bench, ca. 1850s, is the perfect piece to complete your devotional area.  Exquisitely hand-sculpted cabinet door features with angels in glorious full relief overlooking a symbol for the Holy Trinity with a sunburst pattern in the clouds of Heaven, it is also trimmed in lavish hand-carved bordering with carved corbels, flowers...
$2,850
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Pair 18th Century Carved Wood Angels

Pair 18th Century Carved Wood Angels are a remarkable work of devotion, with a serene countenance imparted by the sculptor onto the faces of both angels.  One, with wings outspread, gestures as if speaking to the other, whose wings are folded.  The angels appear on puffs of clouds, with turned wood bases.  Remnants of the original finish are still...
$2,800
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18th Century Carved Polychrome Wood Statue of St. Matthew

18th Century Carved Polychrome Wood Statue of St. Matthew shows him in the act of writing the Gospel, attended and inspired by a cherub at his feet.  It is amazing that such devotional works of art have survived for over two centuries, and this example retains most of its original polychrome finish, a process that dates back to the Bronze Age, and...
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19th Century Framed Oil Painting of Madonna and Child...

19th Century Framed Oil Painting of Madonna and Child on Board is a stylized work with the principals set upon an heraldic crest with symbols of the clergy, a key, and a crown above, and a banner below indicating the significance of the Holy Mother in Latin.  Ideal for a personal devotional area.Circa 1880sMeasures 28.5H x 23W

19th Century Carved Chapel Altar with the Holy Family

19th Century Carved Chapel Altar was found in a charming villa along the French border and features a remarkable display of full relief sculptures of the Holy Family, with cherubs and foliates and other religious symbols in abundance on the neoclassical-inspired architecture of the piece.  The back side has been fitted with cabinet doors that open to...
$5,680   $7,100
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Pair Gothic Revival Framed Gilded Wood Carvings

Pair Gothic Revival Framed Gilded Wood Carvings depict religious scenes involving saints and the blessing of the Crusaders before battle.  Elaborately carved frames feature bold acanthus rosettes, fishscale patterns, and moorish arches creating a window-like effect for the scenes depicted by carving into the gold-finished wood then applying black pigment...
$1,750
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19th Century Spanish Painted Embossed Brass Plaque of...

19th Century Spanish Painted Embossed Brass Plaque of Pope features His Eminence embossed in relief on the plaque, then beautifully hand-painted in his classic blessing pose, surrounded by an intricately detailed background.Circa 1850sMeasures 21.5H x 14W
$398   $498
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Country French Painted Prayer Kneeler ~ Prie Dieu ca....

19th Century Country French Prayer Kneeler ~ Prie Dieu is an excellent choice of antique furniture for the devoted, and was hand-crafted from solid fruitwood then allowed to develop a distressed finish so popular for today's casual decor.Circa 1880s 33H x 18W x 14.5D, seat 16.5H, kneeler 7.5H

18th Century Country French Lectern and Candlestick Set

18th Century Country French Lectern and Candlestick Set were designed for a quaint chapel in the rural countryside of France, one being for a pillar candle and the other to hold the bible.  Hand-crafted from solid oak, each was easily relocated as the need arose.Charming!Circa 1780sEach measures 48H x 14 In diameter
$1,650
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18th Century Italian Hand Carved and Painted Wood...

18th Century Italian Hand Carved and Painted Wood Madonna Statue depicts the Virgin Mary in contemplative prayer, and poised in triumph over evil.  Original gilt and hand-painted finish has been preserved by methods first introduced by the ancient Greeks.  Set upon a Baroque-inspired base, it is the perfect choice for a devotional display.Circa...
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19th Century French Hand-Carved Wood Statue of the...

19th Century French Hand-Carved Wood Statue of the Holy Family is a wonderful work of devotion depicting Jesus, Mary & Joseph strolling together, arm in arm.  Dressed in loose fitting robes the scene creates anticipation and inspiration.  Survives with most of its original finish intact. Circa 1870s Measures 9H x 7W x 2.5D
$318   $398
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19th Century Gothic Crucifix in Dome Glass Frame

19th Century Gothic Crucifix in Dome Glass Frame features the crucifix mounted on burgundy velvet and protected by a dome shaped glass cover, surrounded by an intricate Gothic inspired frame in an embellished arched spire architecture.  Popular in Europe during the second half of the 19th century, such devotionals retain their beauty far longer than the...
$748   $1,150
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Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix

Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix features wonderful detail and is the perfect size to create a personal devotional space in any room.Circa early 1900sMeasures 16H x 5W x 5W

Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix

Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix features wonderful detail and is the perfect size to create a personal devotional space in any room.Circa early 1900sMeasures 15.5H x 4.5W x 4.5D

Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix

Antique Silvered Brass Crucifix features wonderful detail and is the perfect size to create a personal devotional space in any room.Circa early 1900sMeasures 15.5H x 4.5W x 4.5D

Antique Spelter Statue of Jesus and St. John the Baptist

Antique Spelter Statue of Jesus and St. John the Baptist Measures 10H x 10W x 4.5D
$359   $798
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Pair Candlesticks, 18th Century Italian Church Altar...

Pair of Amazing 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Silver Gilt Church Altar Candlesticks crafted with acanthus leaf motifs and silver rosettes. Created in Italy during the 18th century, each of these exquisite silver gilt candlesticks features a hand carved stem adorned with a graceful design that creates a subtle yet elegant accentuation, attracting and...
$2,800
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Country French Provincial Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu

Country French Provincial Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu makes a charming seat and doubles as a prayer bench!  Ladderback and faux leather upholstered seat add a nice touch. As of this writing an identical twin is available should you need two! Circa early 1900s Measures 39H x 16.5W x 16D - Seat 16H
$149   $298
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Country French Provincial Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu

Country French Provincial Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu makes a charming seat and doubles as a prayer bench!  Ladderback and faux leather upholstered seat add a nice touch. As of this writing an identical twin is available should you need two! Circa early 1900s Measures 39H x 16.5W x 16D - Seat 16H
$149   $298
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Pair 19th Century French Lilies Bronze Altar Bouquets

Pair 19th Century Lilies Bronze Altar Bouquets represent a masterwork of the metalsmith's art, resembling floral bouquets of lilies set atop classically inspired urns and bases, all cast in solid bronze.  Perfect for a symmetrical, artistic balance in any room. Circa 1870s Each measures 31.5H x 8W x 8D
$990   $1,650
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18th Century Hand Carved Panel of the Holy Family

18th Century Carved Panel of the Holy Family was sculpted from a solid block of walnut then given a polychrome finish which is still quite evident on the surface.  The artistry with which this devotional was created speaks volumes to the talents of its creator. Circa 1780s Measures 27H x 27W x 3D
$1,375   $2,750
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19th Century Arts and Crafts Crucifix

19th Century Arts and Crafts CrucifixCirca 1890sMeasures 17.5H x 7.5W x 4D
$79   $198
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19th Century French Regence Gilded Prie Dieu - Armchair

19th Century French Regence Gilded Prie Dieu - Armchair is a highly unusual and collectible work of art!  Hand-carved to perfection in the style that first came to prominence in the Royal Court between the reigns of Louis XIV and XV, its graceful scrolls are accentuated with timeless motifs with a masculine interpretation of the Baroque style.  Sporting...
$960   $2,400
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19th Century French Petite Point Giltwood Framed Tapestry

This stunning 19th Century Petite Point Giltwood Framed Tapestry depicts the Virgin Mary holding an infant Jesus in a boat crewed by angels in a remarkable feat of artistic weaving including needlepoint around the main petite point work at the center.  Housed in its original giltwood frame, it features a pleasing oval shape with flowing ribbon cascading...
$825   $1,650
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19th Century Bronze & Polychrome Processional Crucifix

19th Century Bronze & Polychrome Processional Crucifix Circa 1870s Measures 69.5H x 12.5W x 4.5D
$249   $498
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Antique Framed Oil Painting ~ Montage of Saint...

Antique Framed Oil Painting ~ Montage of Saint Joseph features various moments in history that are important to the Christian religion.  The quaint depictions represent an act of devotion, and the work survives in its original frame. Circa early 1900s Measures 32H x 25W
$980   $1,225
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19th Century Country French Rush Seat Prie Dieu

19th Century Country French Rush Seat Prie Dieu makes a charming addition to your devotional area or any family-oriented room! Circa 1880s Measures 38.5H x 19W x 15D - Seat 15H
$149   $298
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Pair Carved Wood Panels of Lion and Sheep

Pair Carved Wood Panels of Lion and Sheep were sculpted from solid oak and feature significant religious symbolism with a touch of Gothic style in the surrounding woodwork around the central figures. Circa 1850s Each measures 20H x 25W
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19th Century Italian Hand Carved & Painted Cherub

19th Century Italian Hand Carved & Painted Cherub presents a charming, colorful and adorable rendering of a young winged cherub, holding a spiral torchere in one hand that can be used for a candle, and a palm frond in the other.  Vivid coloration including gold accents are preserved with the polychrome method, developed originally by the ancient...
$1,960   $2,450
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Antique Hand-Crafted Wooden Crucifix with Brass Corpus

Antique Hand-Crafted Wooden Crucifix with Brass Corpus Circa early 1900s Measures 14H x 7.5W x 1.5D
$279   $398
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18th Century Carved Wood Madonna Statue

At once capturing the devotion and beauty of the Mother of Christ, this eloquent 18th Century Hand-Carved Statue of The Madonna features her perched on a pedestal of a cloud, standing upon the sickle, which was a symbol of the Islamic faith with which Christianity has endured acrimonious relations over the centuries, as well as a serpent, which represents...
$1,250
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19th Century Wrought Iron & Brass Music Stand

19th Century Wrought Iron & Brass Music Stand is a splendid example of hand-craftsmanship, with a sturdy (and heavy) forged iron base with tripod legs supporting the solid brass two-sided book or music stand above.  On the sides are pierced symbols of a lyre and the Star of David, while on each side with the lip to support music or a book, appears...
$990   $1,980
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19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell was created with a religious theme, and features saints in relief between the two inkwells.  Four flourished feet provide a stable base, and two fan-shaped extensions behind the inkwells create a letter holder.  Such elaborate desktop accessories were intended for the affluent, in the days before ball point pens, and now...

Pair 19th Century Painted Hand-Carved Painted Panels...

Pair 19th Century Painted Hand-Carved Painted Panels with Cherubs were salvaged from a larger work of art, and depict cherubs clinging to crosses surrounded by boldly rendered acanthus leaves with flowers and berries, all in glorious full relief.  The patinaed painted finish only adds to the visual appeal.  Perfect as a thoughtful, devotional accent!...

Pair 18th Century Hand Carved and Painted Italian Angels

Pair 18th Century Hand Carved and Painted Italian Angels were lovingly sculpted from solid blocks of wood, then carefully hand-painted to depict a pair of gold-winged angels in pensive prayer.  Such works of devotion were often created for private chapels, or given as gifts to the clergy.  This pair survives with its original painted and polychromed...
$2,800
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19th Century Hand-Carved Wood Statue of Madonna & Child

19th Century Hand-Carved Wood Statue of Madonna & Child represents an act of devotion rendered from a solid block of old-growth oak for generations of families to enjoy it century after century.  The somewhat abstract features of the work indicate the joy expressed by the Holy Mother holding the Christ child, almost in anticipation of the amazing...

19th Century Madonna in Octagonal Frame

19th Century Madonna in Octagonal Frame features a silvered figure atop angels situated on a three-sided corbel, with a golden crown emanating from her head.  Matching silvered octagonal frame holds the original domed glass which has preserved the figure and the velvet background for well over a century! Circa 1880s Measures 11.5H x 8W x 2D

19th Century Solid Bronze French Crucifix

19th Century Solid Bronze French Crucifix exhibiting a high degree of detail produced by an apparently talented metalsmith, this crucifix was designed to be handed down for generations. Circa 1870s Measures 30.5H x 13W x 5D 
$359   $598
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19th Century Carved Wood Crucifix

19th Century Carved Wood Crucifix was sculpted from olive wood then set upon an ebonized cross with base inset with faux tortoise shell. Circa 1880s Measures 30H x 8.5W x 6D

Pair 19th Century Bronze Candlesticks with Angels ~...

Pair 19th Century Bronze Candlesticks with Angels hail from the Napoleon III Period, and feature stunning angels on elaborately detailed tripod bases acting as caryatids for the candelabras above, each depicting a floral bouquet in full bloom. Circa 1870s Each measures 27H x 15W x 9D
$3,900
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19th Century Hand-Painted Polychrome Madonna

19th Century Hand-Painted Polychrome Madonna is a wonderfully sculpted depiction of the Virgin Mary that was artistically hand-painted then given a polychrome finish to last for centuries, a technique first developed in ancient Greece. Circa 1880s Measures 38H x 15W x 11D
$3,984   $4,980
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18th Century Framed Italian Oil Painting on Canvas of...

18th Century Framed Italian Oil Painting on Canvas of Saint Anthony being visited by an angel, is a wonderful selection for the devoted!  Canvas has been re-stretched and newly backed, as well as treated with professional restoration oils so it will extend the life for years to come.  Simple, tailored gold frame completes the look. Circa 1790s...
$2,600   $3,250
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19th Century Carved Statue of St. John the Baptist

19th Century Carved Statue of St. John the Baptist has been carved with the the subject in simple clothing from fur with his hand held in a gesture of blessing.  Sculpted from solid oak. Circa 1870s Measures 22H x 9W x 5.5D

19th Century Giltwood Polychrome Statue of Madonna

19th Century Giltwood Polychrome Statue of Madonna is a superbly artistic rendition of the Mother of Jesus, uncharacteristically holding our both hands in a warm inviting gesture welcoming the devoted to the flock.  Original polychrome finish retains coloration after over a century, with the gold achieving a very special patina.  The flowing robes and...
$1,749   $2,498
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 32H x 21.5W
$89   $178
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Hand Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 27.5H x 22W
$89   $178
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Hand Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 27.5H x 22W
$89   $178
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Hand Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 28H x 22W
$89   $178
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Hand Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 28H x 24.5W
$98   $178
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Hand Painted Religious Plaque

Hand Painted Religious PlaqueCirca early 1900sMeasures 25H x 32.5W
$89   $178
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19th Century Black Forest Cross

19th Century Black Forest Cross Circa 1880s Measures 21H x 8W x 6D
$142   $178
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Art Nouveau Framed Color Print of St. Rita

This beautiful Art Nouveau Period Framed Color Print of St. Rita is the perfect choice for the devoted!  She lived in what is today Italy, and here she is depicted wearing her nun's habit, in the brown color of her Augustinian religious Order and as she is most often shown ~ adoring the Crucifix. She herself received some of the Stigmata on her own body...
$74   $245
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Pair 18th Century Carved and Painted Italian Religious...

Showing the lovely patina of centuries, this stunning pair of 18th Century Carved and Painted Italian Religious Cameos of Jesus & Mary with contiguous hand-carved from Italian walnut by a master sculptor forming the neoclassical-style frame with ribbon motifs. Exquisite original polychrome finish treasure that will make an ideal addition to your...
$1,140   $2,850
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19th Century Painted Cast Iron Cross

19th Century Painted Cast Iron Cross exhibits remarkable detail and a wonderful state of preservation.  Great for the garden or indoor or outdoor devotional! Circa 1840s Measures 41H x 26W
$484   $988
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19th Century Carrara Marble & Bronze Holy Water Font

19th Century Carrara Marble & Bronze Holy Water Font was hand-crafted from a base of solid Carrara marble, then fitted with gilded bronze trim all around, including a framework around the stunning bronze relief plaque of the Madonna and Child at center, with St. John the Baptist adoring the Son of God.  The plaque has been given a patinaed bronze...
$693   $990
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Antique Religious Plaque

Antique Religious Plaque salvaged from a quaint church in Northern Europe Circa early 1900s Measures 32H x 21.5W
$107   $178
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19th Century Wall Sconce Carved with Cherub

19th Century Wall Sconce Carved with Cherub is a charming way to display a small objet d'art, vase with flowers, or other decoration.  Hand-carved and finished in a patinaed gold, the angelic face will make you smile each time you pass it by. Circa 1880s Measures 8.5H x 9.5W x 9D
$770   $1,100
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17th Century Bible Box

17th Century Bible Box was designed to keep the Holy Scriptures safely protected at all times.  Great as a keepsake box! Circa 1680s Measures 9.5H x 26W x 18D
$489   $698
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Pair Antique Painted and Gilded Wood Communion Rails -...

Pair Antique Painted and Gilded Wood Communion Rails - Balustrades are ideal to separate open spaces, place with a window, or create a special space. Circa 1900-1910 Each measures 34.5H x 64.5W x 16D
$2,723   $3,890
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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19th Century Carved Oak Panel of an Apostle

19th Century Carved Oak Panel depicting an Apostle was hand-sculpted from solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1850s Measures 20H x 16W
$599   $749
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