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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Iron Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by David Palombo
Located in New York, NY
Hand forged, iron Hanukkah lamp Menorah in the style known as “Brutalism”, David Palombo, Jerusalem, Israel, circa 1950. David Palombo (1920-1966), was a sculptor and painter. He wa...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Brutalist Religious Items

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Iron

Silver Lady Woman Ex Voto religious Folk Art, Antique European, 1910s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A cute petite religious Ex Voto. I do not know what it is made of, thin and light filigree silver or silver plated metal. It is handmade, embossed and then welded. Given the delicacy...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Religious Items

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Silver Plate, Sheet Metal

Sculptural 18th Century Italian Black Crucifix with Tourmaline in Matrix
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian crucifix adorned with tourmaline and mounted on tourmaline in a crystal matrix from Brazil. The piece is put together by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the artist and c...
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18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Tourmaline

18th Century Italian Silver and Gold Crucifix with Mica and Calcite Crystal
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian silver and gold leaf crucifix adorned with baroque pearls and mounted on a mica cluster and a calcite crystal. The mica specimen is from the Great Smoky Mountain...
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18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Post Modern Contemporary Menorah in Blue Anodized Aluminum by Luigi Del Monte
Located in Troy, MI
Ultramodern "Flat Arch" menorah by Italian designer Luigi Del Monte 1999 Featured in the MoMa gift catalog and design store Winter 2000 Sleek design in blue anodized aluminum with i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Religious Items

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Aluminum

Late 19th Century Iraqi Silver Hanukkah Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Unique silver Hanukkah lamp, Iraq, circa 1880. On four feet, a handmade silver tray with nine candle holders for eight days of Hanukkah, and one for t...
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Late 19th Century Iraqi Antique Religious Items

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Silver

Large Antique Soild Oak Sculpture of Saint John the Baptist w. Lamb of God 1850
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique hand carved church statue of Jewish prophet, John the Baptist, circa 1850. When you think of the life of Saint John the Baptist (or Baptiste as it is spelled here) then you can only come to the conclusion that in fact he was one of the most important human beings in the history of the world in general and of Christianity in particular. Saint John is sometimes depicted with a lamb to symbolise his recognition of Jesus as the Son of God. When John baptised Jesus in the River Jordan he said 'Behold, the Lamb of God'. In this case the sculptor chose to portray a standing lamb which is a rare feature and this antique was obviously carved in the Baroque Style. This Style is less detailed (or some would say 'more naive') than for example the Renaissance Style, but there are many collectors who love and collect this Style. Also, because it was most used in antique churches all over Europe and this Style also is most used in antique religious paintings of the old masters. Just like with 17th century Baroque Saint...
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Mid-19th Century French Baroque Revival Antique Religious Items

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Wood, Oak

18th Century, Spanish Colonial Religious Painting of San Geronimo
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th century painting of San Geronimo, oil on canvas laid on wood board. It was later placed in a restored 19th century wood and gesso frame. There is no signature.
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18th Century Unknown Spanish Colonial Antique Religious Items

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Canvas

Antique Fine Handcarved Oak Gothic Revival Wall Shrine / Chapel for Statuette
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and good condition, Gothic-art shrine for standing or wall-hanging. This handsome and decorative, Gothic wall shrine is completely hand-crafted out of solid oak and it will look awesome, no matter where you decide to mount or place her. It must have taken its creator quite a few days to first draw this intricate design on paper and then hand carve the entire piece out of solid oak. The Gothic Style elements are deeply handcarved in both doors and they make this shrine highly decorative and an absolute joy to own and look at. This cabinet chapel (or chapel cabinet) comes with its brass lock in perfect working order and also with its original gothic style key. The handgrip is in fact a Gothic trefoil symbol (for the trinity). What also makes this piece extra attractive is the Gothic church window-like frame behind the doors. It is among the finest we have seen to date and on top of that this antique also has a beautiful and rich patina. By the way, the bronze Mary statuette is not included in our price. Finally, thanks to the hook in the back, mounting this antique chapel...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Religious Items

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Brass

Mary Bronze Wall Plaque Sculpture Signed Medallion French Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Virgin Mary gilt bronze wall plaque sculpture signed French, early 1900s Signed Jean with hard to decifer surname Heavy medallion Good condition with good patina due to age.  
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique Religious Items

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Bronze

18th Century Italian Tabernacle Door Fragment
Located in San Angelo, TX
18th Century Italian Tabernacle Door Fragment. Unique piece that can go anywhere. Perfect for a sculpture on the wall in a hallway or niche.
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18th Century Italian Antique Religious Items

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Gold Leaf

Cross of Caravaca 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Cross of caravaca XVII century. Very beautiful cross of caravaca made in bronze. 17th Century. Measurements: 14X6 cm. Good condition.
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17th Century Italian Gothic Antique Religious Items

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Bronze

Antique Hand Carved Gothic Revival Wall Bracket or Shelf for a Saint Statue
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and great looking Gothic Revival bracket for displaying a statuette. This Gothic console for wall mounting dates from the early 1900s and it has the most timeless design a...
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Early 1900s European Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Metal

Antique & Rare Pair of Church Brackets for Saint Statues with Angel Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted and matching pair of colorful & meaningful church wall brackets / shelfs. If you are a private collector of ecclesiastical art or if you are looking for the perfect ...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

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Wrought Iron

18th Century Spanish Polychromed Tabernacle, Niche
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century spanish polychromed tabernacle, niche for the display of Santos. Original finish in somber tones of ochre and siena.
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18th Century Spanish Antique Religious Items

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Wood

Early 1900s Bronzed Terracotta Christ Sculpture Religious Bust, Signed S. Marton
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stunning sculpture of Christ. Even from up-close most people think this is a bronze. That's how good the surface and bronzed patina of this impressive sculpture are. The sc...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Religious Items

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Terracotta

19th Century French Napoleon III Prie Dieu or Prayer Chair.
Located in Labrit, Landes
Prayer chair or Prie-Dieu of the period Napoleon III, French, 19th century Exotic wood and velvet with golden braid. Can be recovered to suit your interior. Good antique condition.     
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Religious Items

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Upholstery, Wood

Stunning Antique Gothic Style Dark Oak Cabinet w. Handcarved Medieval Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvelous, truly Medieval looking and practical Gothic Revival (drinks) cabinet and/or pedestal stand. This rare Dutch Gothic cabinet is in excellent condition, it comes with some of the most amazing, church window-like, carved panels (all around) and thanks to its unique design it can be used for all kinds of purposes. The entire look and feel of this antique cabinet combined with the quality of the carvings is so good that people will want to stop, touch and stare at it and it will never fail to impress. All four walls of this architecural Gothic cabinet are made of solid oak panels with deep and very intricate Gothic carvings. Standing on church pillars on the outside of every corner of this cabinet also are sculptures of stereotypical figures in Medieval times. Apart from some truly minor imperfections this top quality workmanship cabinet could hardly be in better condition, both inside and out. The shape and color of the cast iron, Gothic design lock plate and the wrought iron, Gothic design hinges also perfectly complement the ancient style of this antique eye-catcher. This truly is a glorious antique to come home to, either as a hallway cabinet, as a drinks cabinet, as a pedestal stand for a large Saint statue...
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19th Century European Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair Gothic Revival Medieval Style, Wrought Iron & Cathedral Glass Wall Lanterns
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted, Gothic style pentagonal wall lights with brackets. This early 20th century pair of marked brackets with pentagonal lanterns is all handcrafted, completely original and in very good condition. The natural wear has made this Medieval Style pair of light fixtures look even more ancient and authentic. Since finding Gothic fixtures of this quality and originality is getting ever harder, we were over the moon to find a pair that is this good. The trefoil style elements at the top of each of the Gothic church window-like sides and all of the original rivets are just some of the wonderful features that too make these works of lighting art so authentic and desirable. These lights even come with the original cathedral glass...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

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Metal, Wrought Iron

French 18th Century Wooden Tabernacle Door Depicting Christ / Salvator Mundi
Located in Buisson, FR
Wonderful hand-carved Oak tabernacle door depicting Christ/ Salvator mundi. Beautiful weathered with traces of its original color. France circa 1750 Measurements include the wooden b...
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18th Century French Baroque Antique Religious Items

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Oak

Unique Large and Great Quality Gothic Revival Solid Bronze Two-Light Wall Sconce
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique Gothic Revival light fixture for wall mounting. This antique Gothic wall sconce with two flowery glass shades is another one of t...
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Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Brass, Bronze

Antique Religious Bronze Wall Plaque of Holy Mary and Child after Donatello
Located in Lisse, NL
Symbolic and meaningful work of religious art. Since the original by Donatello is in a museum somewhere, this beautiful bronze wall plaque 'after Donatello' is the best specimen you will be able to find anywhere. The original 'Mary and Child...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Religious Items

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Bronze

Antique Russian Holy Trinity Icon with Hallmarks C1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Russian Holy Trinity Icon with Hallmarks C1920 Measures - 14"H x 12.25"W x 1"D
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Early 20th Century Russian Religious Items

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Wood

Antique Large Bisque Porcelain Holy Water Font with Angels
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare antique large bisque porcelain holy water font with angels. A beautiful quality large antique holy water font for the wall, made of bisque porcelain. Depiction of three angels ...
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20th Century Italian Religious Items

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Porcelain

Unique and Quality Carved Gothic Revival Oak Church Stool Seat, 19th Century
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, stunning and practical Gothic stool with a seat pillow with tassels. This striking and perfect size Gothic stool is as stable as the day it was handmade & hand-carved and t...
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Late 19th Century Dutch Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Velvet, Oak, Fabric

Antique Gothic Revival Hand Carved Oak Wall Cabinet with Green Cathedral Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and striking Gothic Revival wall cabinet with perfect working lock and key. This handcrafted and probably unique Gothic Revival wall cabinet from the late 1800s is another one of our magnificent recent finds. The size, the quality in the large amount of hand-carved Gothic details, the patina and the excellent condition make this another perfect purchase for collectors of this ancient and highly decorative style. The overal design, including the Gothic church window in the door, is right up there with the best we have seen to date. However, what makes this Gothic work of beauty really stand out for us, is the combination of the patina of the light tiger oak and the perfect condition, green cathedral glass panel in the door. That combination truly is a joy to look at. The door, by the way, still opens and shuts tight perfectly and it comes with a perfect working lock and key. Have you also noticed the original, gilt bronze lock plate? That is a work of art in its own right. The clean inside of this cabinet comes with two removable, solid oak shelves and the inside of the door is veneered with a wonderful bird's eye maple. On the back of this unique and antique Gothic cabinet...
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Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Metal, Bronze, Brass

Baroque Style Hand Carved Wooden Crucifix with Stunning Bronze Corpus of Christ
Located in Lisse, NL
Crucifix from the mid-1800s with a carved shroud or veil depicting Christ in the base. This unique and remarkable antique crucifix can both be used as a table and as a wall crucifix. Over the decades we have sold a number of unique and very well crafted crucifixes, but never one in the Baroque style with this combination of materials and techniques. The overall design and size is what stands out first, but the details and the materials are what make this antique work of religious art extraordinary. With four angels (or putti) watching over a sculpture of the Veil of Veronica, the relatively large base of this unique crucifix is a work of religious art in its own right. It is almost as if the cross is growing from this beautiful base and the cross itself too comes with a number of superbly hand carved details. To us, the most remarkable are the three stunning Baroque shells. With their symbolic meaning of birth and resurrection it is obvious why the artist / sculptor so tastefully incorporated them here. Apart from a minor 'lean' to the left, the cross itself too is in excellent condition. If one were to speak of a trinity in this crucifix then the unique base and cross are completed with an equally striking, solid bronze corpus of Christ...
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Mid-19th Century European Baroque Revival Antique Religious Items

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Bronze

Antique American Gothic Revival Oak Altar Lectern Book Bible Music Stand 1890
Located in Portland, OR
A good antique American Gothic Revival oak lectern, book stand, circa 1890. This very handsome solid oak book stand/lectern has a generously wide sloped bookrest to the top and is ra...
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1890s American Gothic Revival Antique Religious Items

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Oak

Arts & Crafts Hand Painted Church Glass Window Bible Reading Mary, Fire & Angels
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique work of religous art, former church or cloister window. This 'fire-painted' or stained glass church window possibly depicts a biblical scene or maybe 'just' the image of the ...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Religious Items

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Wrought Iron, Lead, Metal

Italian Sterling Silver liturgical chalice
Located in VALENZA, IT
Liturgical chalice made of sterling silver. Chalice with a round and elegant shape, features an embossment over its entire surface On the cup and base, embossing and chiseling with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Baroque Religious Items

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Sterling Silver

Antique Austro-Hungarian Silver Crucifix Circa 1890
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique 1890s Austro-Hungarian silver crucifix; an addition to our religious silverware collection. This exceptional antique Austro-Hungarian sil...
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1890s Antique Religious Items

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Silver

Antique 17th Century Limoge Signed Plaque Of A Madonna Praying
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 17th Century French painted porcelain wall hanging plaque portraying the Madonna in prayer against a radiant sunburst backdrop. Intricately painted with foliate patterns ador...
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17th Century French Other Antique Religious Items

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Porcelain

Round Bronze Wall Plaque Depicting a Suffering Christ in Tears by Sylvain Norga
Located in Lisse, NL
Small yet impressive, circular bronze sculpture of Jesus, in deep relief. Having sold many works of religious art we immediately noticed the tears that are on this Christ wall pla...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Religious Items

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Bronze

Rene Mercier French Art Deco Mother & Child Sculpture, 1930s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Beautiful French Art Deco mother & child statue by René MERCIER, France, 1930s. Wood. Hand carved.. Height : 16.1"(41cm), width : 9"(23cm), depth : 9.8"(25cm). A perfectly made and m...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Religious Items

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Wood

Italian Landscape Painted Oil on Canvas Signed and Dated 1939
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful oil painting on canvas signed and dated 1939s. Excellent pictorial quality Italian school. Beautiful landscape of southern Italy in a summer day. Sold without frame. Attent...
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1930s Italian Vintage Religious Items

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Canvas

Large Antique Roman Hymnal or Song Book “Antiphonaire”, 1862
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
Impressive antique hymnal or songbook titled "Antiphonaire, Antiphonarium Romanum," featuring Latin Gregorian hymns of Psalms, dated 1862. This large ...
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1860s Georgian Antique Religious Items

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Leather, Paper

Madonna Della Sedia Antique Framed Hand-Painted Portrait on Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This finely executed portrait is unsigned and presumed to have originated from Italy and date to approximately 1900 and done in a Renaissance style. The portrait is hand-painted on a...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Religious Items

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Metal

Madonna de la Media after Rafael Antique Framed Portrait on Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This finely executed portrait is unsigned and presumed to have originated from Italy and date to approximately 1900 and done in a Renaissance style. The portrait is hand-painted on a...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Religious Items

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Metal

Modern Industrial Menorah in White Oakwood and Steel
Located in Birmingham, AL
Display this modern industrial menorah in white oakwood and steel to celebrate eight days of Hanukkah miracles. Made with solid urban wood, so it's ...
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2010s American Organic Modern Religious Items

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Steel

Gold Wash Floral Engraved Silver Religious Offering Chalice with Hallmark & Case
Located in Big Flats, NY
Gold Wash Floral Engraved Silver Religious Offering Chalice with Hallmark & Case, 20th C Measures- 8.75''H x 5''W x 5''D
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20th Century Religious Items

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Gold, Silver

Mounted Antique Distressed Wooden Santo c.1890-1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A distressed painted carved wooden Mexican Santo. Carved areas exist where the head and articulating arms would have been. The appearance of a "dress" suggests that it was cov...
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Late 19th Century Mexican Folk Art Antique Religious Items

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Steel

18th Century Southern European Polychrome Processional Figure
Located in London, GB
18th Century Southern European Polychrome Processional Figure A late 18th early 19th Century Southern European polychrome and gessoed carved pine and beech processional figure of a ...
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Early 1800s Unknown Neoclassical Antique Religious Items

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Pine

19th Century Country French Beech Wood and Rush Prayer Chair from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this elegant antique prayer chair in a bedroom for your daily devotions. Created in Normandy, France circa 1880, the Prie-Dieu ( Pray God ), stands on curved legs joined by a d...
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Late 19th Century French Country Antique Religious Items

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Rush, Beech

18th Century Italian Cross with Smoky Quartz Crystals and Druzy Petrified Wood
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian brown and gilded cross adorned with smoky quartz crystals and druzy petrified wood. The smoky quartz crystals are from Madagascar and druzy petrified wood from t...
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18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Quartz

18th Century Italian Crucifix with Malachite, Calcite, and Raspberry Garnet
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian crucifix mounted on green malachite, calcite with fluorite, and raspberry garnet. The piece is adorned with Carnelian pebbles and garnet. The minerals are from a...
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18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Malachite

Sculptural 18th Century Italian Crucifix with Selenite Sunrays and Apophyllite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Sculptural 18th century Italian crucifix with selenite in matrix and adorned with gem beading around the cross. The selenite in matrix creates the sunrays around the crucifix. The pi...
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18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Religious Items

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Rock Crystal

17th Century Sterling Silver Traveler Reliquary Case/Eucharist Bread Keepsake
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a 17th Century Sterling Silver Traveler Reliquary Round Case/Eucharist Bread Keepsake Box Pendant. It depicts a round wide hinged case engraved in the front with an IHS Chris...
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17th Century Unknown Baroque Antique Religious Items

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Hand Painted Saint Nicholas Icon, Orthodox Church
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage Hand Painted Saint Nicholas Icon Orthodox Church The hand painted icon is mounted on velvet and framed in a beautiful Renaissance style wo...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Renaissance Religious Items

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Velvet, Wood

Rare English Sterling Silver Yad - Hallmarked in London in 1937
By A. Taite & Sons Ltd
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1937 by A. Taite & Sons, this handsome, Sterling Silver Yad, is of traditional form. The yad measures 12"(30.5cm) in length, by 1.25...
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1930s English Vintage Religious Items

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Country French Beech Wood and Rush Prayer Chair from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this elegant antique prayer chair in a bedroom for your daily devotions. Created in Normandy, France circa 1880, the Prie-Dieu ( Pray God ), stands on curved legs joined by a d...
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Late 19th Century French Country Antique Religious Items

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Rush, Beech

18th Century Italian Carved Giltwood and Polychrome Musician Cherub Sculpture
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique cherub figure was crafted in Italy, circa 1780. The hand carved cherub depicts a putti with wing and playing the guitar; the sculpture is very expressive in his movement...
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Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Religious Items

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Giltwood

Antique Hand Carved Oak Gothic Blanket Chest w. Church Window Panels & Knight
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful Gothic Revival chest with an amazing presence and patina. If you like Gothic Revival furniture then we are certain you will like this quality carved and intricate chest. This superb and practical size specimen comes with very attractive and deeply carved, Gothic church-window-like panels and folded scroll paper carvings on the sides. This entirely hand-crafted out of solid oak chest has a pair of the most intricate Gothic church windows panels you ever saw and the guards standing on pillars on both corners are like the gatekeepers...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Large Rustic Religious Stripped Wood Antique Santo Altar Figures
Located in Forney, TX
A rare one-of-a-kind pair of large rustic antique European hand carved stripped and scraped wood Santo church altar figures. 18th/early 19th century, primitive hand-crafted construc...
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Late 18th Century Spanish Colonial Antique Religious Items

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Wood, Paint

18th Century Maria Crown Vermeille Silver Gilded Illegible Hallmarks Flanders
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Crafted from luxurious Vermeille Silver, this exquisite religious artifact hails from Flanders, where it once adorned the sacred statue of Maria. Adorned...
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Late 18th Century Belgian Baroque Antique Religious Items

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Silver

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Walnut Cherub Wall Sculptures
Located in Dallas, TX
These antique wall cherub figures were crafted in Italy, circa 1880. The hand carved cherubs are expressive in their movement and feature wonderful movement and facial expressions. T...
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Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Religious Items

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Walnut

Taino Stone Zemi Deity SCULPTURE
Located in Madrid, ES
Pre-Columbian, Caribbean area, perhaps Dominican Republic, Taino (Arawak) Indians, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. An incredibly well-preserved stone zemi of a Taino deity shown in a crouchin...
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15th Century and Earlier Antique Religious Items

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Stone

Christianity Monastery Work Virgin Mary in Glass Display Case Antique German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Here I have to offer a fine antique classic early 20th century Glass Display Case with a beautiful Monastery Work inside. A wonderful decorative item, in very nice as is condition. T...
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Late 19th Century German Folk Art Antique Religious Items

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Embroidered Holy Spirit Panel
Located in New York, NY
Embroidered Holy Spirit panel. Antique embroidered doubled sided panel in paper with original antique seeded glass and gilt carved frame, Italy, l...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Religious Items

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Silk

Religious Artifacts and Antiques for Sale on 1stDibs

Religious art has had an enduring and significant role throughout history and continues to resonate with modern audiences. Over the years, vintage and antique religious artifacts have become popular with collectors and the devout alike, and religious art has been used to express devotion across a range of media.

Historic examples of religious art remain evocative. From the Renaissance to 1800, many Old Masters actively explored sacred themes from Christianity. In the Baroque period, painters infused religious scenes with intense emotions through the technique of chiaroscuro, which uses strong contrasts between light and dark.

From the 18th to 19th century, Gothic Revival saw designers using elements that evoked the Middle Ages. Artists found inspiration in the romantic qualities of medieval paneling, furniture and other accoutrements, such as candelabras, statues and crosses. Works created in the Gothic style add drama and a grandiose elegance to any room.

Religious art reflects the diversity of beliefs around the world. Islamic art and Judaica are just a couple of examples of the vibrant expression that has coursed through faith-based art over the centuries. Sculptures have long depicted the image of Buddha, while intricately carved reliefs have stunningly depicted deities from Hinduism, like Ganesh. Members of Nepalese religions that emphasize shamanism have made ornate drums, artistically enhanced with images of animals like birds.

In some cases, artisans have created pieces that celebrate specific religious holidays such as the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. But even everyday items are an opportunity to bring both art and religion into a space. For example, designers of furniture over the years have drawn on elements found in cathedrals and other religious settings in order to elevate their work.

On 1stDibs, find a varied collection of antique and vintage religious artifacts and other objects that can be searched by style, period, artist and material, such as wood or metal.

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