Extremely beautiful antique Italian altar. This altar (or triptych , meaning 3 panels) features a hand carved and hand painted wooden shell holding an interior image of Botticelli’s Madonna and Child. The details on this piece are exquisite; the miniature lion’s head door handles, and the carving of the intricate floral design (see macro close-up of the detailing). In very good condition with some of the gesso chipped off showing white (plaster overlay on the wood, which was carved and painted). This lovely piece measures aprox. 10.25″ tall and 10″ wide when fully opened, or 5.5 wide when shut. Has a depth of about 1.25. Thank you for your interest! The item “Vintage Italian altar. Religious tryptych, hand carved & painted. Exquisite” is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Other Antique Woodenware”. The seller is “dippitydoo” and is located in Ventura, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: Italian
- Age: 1900-1940
- Maker: G.B. of Florence
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Reproduction
- Type: Triptych altar
- Country/Region of Origin: Italy