Incredible piece of religious history. Recently featured on the TV show “What’s It Worth” with Jeff Foxworthy on A&E – Episode “Vested Interest”. It had been stored in their basement for years. The origin and specific religion is unknown. After a lot of research and hiring experts it has been narrowed down to French, but possibly Italian. The size of the door indicates it is from the 1700’s. The lock on the door is identical to French doors of that century as well. The design of this tabernacle is very unique. Unlike most that were a square cabinet style. The interior has a lining with a cloverleaf pattern also. It stands nearly 6 feet tall. The top portion lifts off. The door face is very intriguing with the triangle and appears to be the eye of the providence. There is what looks like a crown on the upper part of the door also. The entire piece has so many details you can look at it for hours finding more. The cherubs on the top piece are remarkable. The top of the base piece has water damage that appears to be from a bowl of water or something splashing over time. Please look closely at the pictures to get an understanding of how it is made, the condition, etc. It has some cracks but is still solid. The item “Antique French Tabernacle Rare 18th century religious furnishing” is in sale since Tuesday, October 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “bs_mods” and is located in Tacoma, Washington. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Style: French
- Age: 1700’s
- Primary Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: Unknown