French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece
French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece

French Colonial Gilt Teak and Painted Altarpiece

Ref: M2047

Found in Kerala, India, this elaborate antique centerpiece was hand carved in teak and gilded, with red painted details. It features a large, intricately executed crown over a sunburst backdrop that displays a pelican exposing its sacrificial blood. It sits atop a rectangular platform with a gadrooned edge, having scrolled arms that form a V on the surface, affording a place for the Eucharist. It would be a stunning feature in a chapel or on an altar table.

c. 1800
W 37 D 13 H 47 in.
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