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Antique English Carved Oak Bible Altar Stand Eucharist Pelican Lamb Black Forest

Antique English Carved Oak Bible Altar Stand Eucharist Pelican Lamb Black Forest

$ 1,965.00

~~Geaux Vintage Antiques ~~


Antique English Carved Oak Bible Altar Stand Eucharist Communion Black Forest


~Direct from England~

~From our most recent container, we have several outstanding religious artifacts including this custom hand carved Bible/altar stand.~

Highly skilled hand carvings, obviously a commissioned piece, most probably for a Catholic altar and used in Communion, as the carvings depict various emblems of the Eucharist:


~Lower front center has a dimensionally carved CHALICE in the center with “HIS” surrounded by gold gilt rays.  Flanked on either side by a sheaf of WHEAT and GRAPES (wheat of course representing ‘bread of life’)~

~Left side features a mother PELICAN feeding her chicks (“if the chicks are dying for lack of food, the mother pierces it’s own breast to feed its young with it’s own blood”); surrounded by gold gilt rays and carved lilies~

~Right side features a LAMB sitting on a CROSS and TOMB surrounded by the gold gilt rays and carved lilies~

~c1880 or earlier~


 ~Other items from this container include a huge antique baptismal font cover, Bible stands, Bible boxes and cast iron cross cemetery markers!~



15”height x 16” x 13”;

1.5” extended gallery for bookrest;

green baize/felt, approx.. 15” x 13”.


NOTE:  All of our antiques are direct from Europe.   I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques!

PLEASE SHOP OUR STORE for other European religious antiques including Bible boxes, Bible stands, cast iron crosses and crucifixes!



Professional packaging and shipping on this item will be $45.00. (Lower 48 states only).    Professionally prepared for shipment by UPS/FedEx  with CUSTOMIZED PACKAGING, fully insured and delivered PROMPTLY AND DIRECTLY to your door by UPS (or FedEx).



This item is in good condition for its age, with normal signs of age and use, dings, scratches, and other imperfections.  The raised gallery has a repaired crack; various chips to the edges of the carvings, as to be expected.  I don’t know that the green baize/felt/fabric is original, but I will guess not, due to the age of the stand.  I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding.  Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character….NOT for like-new condition!!!


Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of  English and European antique furniture, barley twist items, beveled mirrors, wall shelves, and many other unique and personally selected pieces for your home or office décor...


 …”with all that, why Geaux anywhere else?”…





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