Antique Gilt Carved Wood Wooden Angels Wall Devotional Italian?
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Antique Gilt Carved Wood Wooden Angels Wall Devotional Italian?:
A devotional, hand carved with an angel on each side,and garlands of flowers. The vintage/antique gilded wood surface has a lovely antique quality. The angelsdo not have arms, as created, no damage.There is a hangingwire loopon the back. This has an oval reserve in which someonehas painted a modern Infant or Child of Prague. If this began as a Catholic devotional item,possibly there was a print or small painting, a Madonna and Child,there is no indication that a small crucifix was attached here, but that might have been a possibility, or bubble glass with a relic, there are many possibilites. I amassuming Below the oval reserve is a frame that is open on the upper edge and wide enough to hold enough paper to make one a day for a month, if the paper was not too thick. To slip something in and out, it would have to flex,possibly devotional thoughts, prayers,or verseson cards thatcould be changed like a perpetual devotional calendar. There are European style numbers written on the back in pencil, shown in a photo.The wood on the back has darkened with age, and there is a partial paper label, shown in the photo. The solid hard wood and Florentine styleseem to beItalian for country of origin, but could be German, Swiss, or French -- European carving, dates from the first part of the 1900s, possibly long between the longest points
7-1/2"between the widest points across the top just above the angels
Weighs 10.5 ounces
Shipsat 2 ponds, flat rate $5.00 --with insurance and delivery confirmation included in the rate.
old paper label
European style numbers in pencil on back 122 or 22 Francs(?) N 32
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