Large French Louis XIV Reliquary with Relics of 18 Saints and Paperolles, 1800s For Sale
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Large French Louis XIV Reliquary with Relics of 18 Saints and Paperolles, 1800s

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This is an absolutely gorgeous 19th century French reliquary (reliquary is also referred to as a shrine) and includes relics of 18 Saints- St Ursule, St Faustin, Ste Victoire, St Severand etc. It is decorated with gilt and beautiful filigree paper art work of hearts, trees, flowers and fruit. It also contains a handwritten interior label in French or Latin for each Saint. The shadow box frame is it's original, beautifully carved and gilded in gold. There is another frame inside the piece that is made of paperolles sitting on a red painted background. It is a breathtaking work of art and history.  

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  • Condition Details
    Typical wear commensurate with age and use
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 24 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 4.5 in.H 60.96 cm x W 49.53 cm x D 11.43 cm
  • Seller Location
    Petaluma, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3535310364971
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