Antique English Carved Oak Bible Altar Stand Eucharist Pelican Lamb Black Forest
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’)~
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”.
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!!!
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