PAIR FINE ANTIQUE 19thC ITALIAN CARVED WOODEN POLYCHROME FIGURES of SAINTS ICONS! This sale is for a wonderful and finely Carved Wooden - Hand Painted Polychrome examples of 2 Italian Saints or Icons clearly the work of a very talented hand of the period and quite possibly of Florentine origin. The pieces are relatively light for their size typical of Fruit Wood typically used on such Italian pieces particularly in Florence with the "Flat Back" form typical of the late 19thC when they were produced. The piece wearing the Hat may have held some form of Crook or Staff at some point which is not present as shown in image 10, the other piece has had a past repair to his Right Hand as shown in image 11 otherwise each remain in generally good overall condition considering their age and fragile nature.
The Figure wearing is very slightly taller measuring approx 60cm in overall height - 25cm in frontal width, the other piece stands approx 58cm in height - 23cm in frontal width. Superb period pieces of fine quality to enhance any Interior Setting. Any questions please contact me!Please study all images and read the main description above for an accurate condition report and to see all angles of the pieces themselves! Due to the relatively large size and fragile nature these pieces are being offered for collection only from the Bramcote Park area of Nottingham. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models". The seller is "whiteacresgallery" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.