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

DETAILS
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.
PERIOD
Early 19th century
DATE
Circa 1800
DIMENSIONS
Width 37 Depth 13 Height 47 inches
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