FORMERLY IN THE BISMARCK MUSEUM. Large and finely carved 18th century (possibly early 19th century) gilded wood altar niche, with opposing cherubs, conch-shaped hood-piece and carved geometric design, ex-Bismarck museum. Antique gilded wood altar niche. Carved geometric design to interior. A pair of opposing carved cherubs.
100cm x 40 cm x 30cm. The ruler in the second gallery image is 12in long.Please note: this is a large and heavy piece, and collection is preferred from our base near Windsor, in Berkshire. Some overall signs of wear commensurate with age, including a few minor bumps or scratches. Some loss of gilt paint.
Some chipping and cracking to the internal hood piece. One of the cherubs is working loose. Signs of old old worming, especially around the rim of the altar hood. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. This antique gilt wood altar niche displays the hallmarks of European folk art at the end of the 18th century.
It may been made for a provincial church in Germany, and later gifted to Chancellor Bismarck in the mid-late 19th century. The gilt-painted carved geometric design to the interior is impressive, as are the opposing carved cherub heads and the internal conch-shaped hood-piece, also gilded. Provenance: formerly of the Bismarck Museum in Schönhausen, which held many of the gifts given to Chancellor Bismarck. Museum labels on the rear.
The item "Antique ALTAR niche gold painted + finely carved folk art European ex-Bismarck" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models". The seller is "kernoozers" and is located in Ascot. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain.