Skip to main content

Baroque Religious Items

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

176
4
to
53
116
55
180
180
180
92
89
53
44
134
24
18
4
3
102
55
30
16
16
168
60
42
20
17
11
4
1
1
1
Style: Baroque
Silver Medal, Our Lady of Nieva and Domincan Cross, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Medal; Our Lady of Snow and Dominican cross. Silver. Spain, 17th century. Heart-shaped devotional medal that presents, on one side, the legend "NS DE NIEVA" (alluding to Our Lady o...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Silver

17th Century Spanish Religious Sculpture in Carved Silver Gild Wood Saint Michel
Located in Valladolid, ES
One of a kind Spanish religious sculpture. A museum piece !! The artistic imprint shows the typical Castilian traces in the conception and interpretation of the subject. This allows...
Category

1680s Albanian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

19th Century Statue of St Jerome
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Early 19th century wooden statue of St Jerome, circa 1800. South Europe.
Category

Early 1800s Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Baroque Period, Italian, Marble Tabernacle
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Fabulous, hand-carved and veneered, 1700's, solid marble tabernacle from an Italian church altar. The scrolling, side pillars are surmounted by a rounded pediment with a relief carv...
Category

Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Marble

18th Century Pair of Italian Large Reliquary Gilt Silvered Carved Wood
Located in Milan, IT
18th Century monumental pair of gilt and silvered wooden reliquary coming from Central Italy, decorated with deep scrolling pattern carving and dating back to the first half of 18th ...
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Giltwood, Pine

Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Bronze Bassin for Holy Water, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Holy wall font. Bronze. Spain, 17th Century. Small font for holy water designed to be placed on a wall, which has a container decorated with moldings and architectural elements and...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Bronze, Other

"Child Jesus", Carved and Polychrome Wood, Spanish School, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
"Child Jesus". Carved and polychrome wood. Spanish school, 17th century. The child is presented naked, with a slight contrapposto on the legs and hips that gives some movement to t...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Other

18th Century Tall Baroque Altar Pricket Candlestick
Located in Hastings, GB
A remarkable 18th century German Baroque church altar candlestick, carved wood and gilded gesso, dating to circa 1760, this very large scale pricket candle stick is profusely decorat...
Category

1760s German Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Late 18th Century Spanish Silver Baroque Holy Water Font with Gilt Virgin Mary
Located in Madrid, ES
This highly decorative silver holy water font or stoup, is stamped with hallmarks placing its manufacture in Aspiazu, Bilbao, Spain during the late 18th century. The raised figure of...
Category

Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Silver

Pair Italian 18th Century Carved Giltwood Baroque Winged Angel Heads
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful pair giltwood winged angelheads. Italy, circa 1750 Weathered. These ornaments were once part of a larger panel. Measurement here below individual and inclusive the woode...
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

18th Century French Carved Oak Panel Of Saint John
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful weathered oak panel representing Saint John the Evangelist. Christian tradition says that John the Evangelist was John the Apostle. The Apostle John was one of the "pill...
Category

18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Oak

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

18th Century Italy Virgin Sculpture from a Nativity Scene
Located in Valladolid, ES
It is an outstanding sculture of Neapolitan nativity scene, 18th century, made with great skill. It is made with different materials, wood has been used to carve the face, hands and ...
Category

1780s Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Metal, Gold

Hand Carved Italian Santo
Located in Houston, TX
Hand carved Italian Santo: figure of Franciscan abbot or saint, circa 1780-1800.
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Rare 19th Century French Baroque Style Brass Intinction Set
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Rare 19th Century French Baroque style brass intinction set, Church Altar ware, Catholic Ecclesiastical Collection. This rare and unusual detailed intinction set is from a private ...
Category

19th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Brass

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Trinity, Holy Family and Saints, Oil on Canvas, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Holy Family with Trinidad and San Joaquín and Santa Ana; Triple Generation. Oil on canvas. Spain, 17th century. In the central area of the oil painting is the Child Jesus, under th...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Other

Angel Head Carved and Polychromed Wood, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Angel head carved and polychrome wood. XVII century. Wood carving with a polychrome finish that shows a child's head with curly hair from which two wings spread to the sides, open ...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Other

18th Century Gilt Painted Baroque Stand
Located in Hastings, GB
A superb baroque stand, crafted from wood (possibly Oak) with painted design in gilt, dating to the 18th century, German, these would originally have displayed the statues of the sai...
Category

1760s German Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
Category

Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Large 18th Century Italian Baroque Giltwood Reliquary
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful and detailed reliquary holder with its original gilding, Italy, circa 1750. Weathered, small losses and old repairs.
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Rare and Important Italian Alabaster Bust Sculpture of Jesus Christ, C. 1860
Located in New York, NY
A rare and important Italian alabaster bust sculpture of Jesus Christ, C. 1860 A modeled bust of Holy Christ wearing a crown of thorns, exceptionally and realistically hand-carved...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Alabaster

18th Century Russian Carved Oak Figure of a Saint
Located in Stamford, CT
A very interesting Baroque period carved oak figure of a saint or prophet said to come from a demolished Russian Orthodox church. This compelling figure is set into a niche with roun...
Category

Early 18th Century Russian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Oak

17th Century Spanish Oil on Canvas, Religious "Mary Inmaculate"
Located in Valladolid, ES
Outstanding work of the Castilian Baroque, O / L, School of Valladolid, SXVII, workshop of Diego Valentín Diaz. With a great balance in the presentation of the scene, the exquisite ...
Category

1680s Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Reliquary Pendant, Gold, Enamel, 17th-18th Centuries
Located in Madrid, ES
Reliquary pendant. Gold, enamels. XVII-XVIII centuries. Oval pendant made of gold in its color that has a ring at the top and an openwork decoration with enamels on the edge of a pl...
Category

18th Century European Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Gold, Enamel, Other

18th Century Spanish Pair of Hand Carved Giltwood Salomonic Columns
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century Spanish pair of hand carved giltwood salomonic columns.
Category

18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Baroque Carved and Polychrome Flanking Angels
Located in Vero Beach, FL
18th century Italian Baroque carved and polychrome flanking Angels. A stunning pair of 18th century hand carved and polychrome angels of Italian origin. These two beautiful holy fla...
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique Baroque Angel Wings, Hand Carved Wood and Giltwood
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A pair of large original Baroque angel wings, hand carved from wood and giltwood. Original condition with old patina. From southern Germany. Dimensions: Each wing (external dime...
Category

17th Century German Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Giltwood, Wood, Paint

Spanish 19th Century Painted Wooden Madonna/ Santos
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and extremely rare wooden Madonna/Santos with glass eyes. Beautiful expression, Spain, 19th century. Weathered, small losses and old repairs. More pictures available on req...
Category

19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Textile, Wood

Cloudburst Altar Surround
Located in Newport Beach, CA
17th century, gilded wood, cloudburst with sun rays from an Italian altar.
Category

18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Giltwood

Italian 18th Century Carved Giltwood Baroque Angel Head
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful giltwood angel head. Italy, circa 1750-1800 Weathered, small losses Measurement here below inclusive the wooden base.
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Putti Baroque Carved Silvered Cloud Basement with Cherub
Located in Milan, IT
Antique Italian hand-carved and silvered base with cherubs dating back to the second half of 18th century, in good age related condition. It is a cloud-shaped wooden base with scr...
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

17th Century Italian Holy Water Stoup
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian holy water stoup. Second half of the 17th century.
Category

17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Bronze, Silver

Large Statue of Saint Hand Carved in Wood
Located in Houston, TX
Large statue of saint hand carved in wood during the late 17th century, or early 18th century. Some restoration. Sculpture portrays a saint and originally used in a church or cathedral.
Category

Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Magnificent 19th Century Italian Alabaster Bust Sculpture of Holy Jesus Christ
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent Italian alabaster bust sculpture of Holy Jesus Christ by Guerrieri. Realistically carved in Italy in the 19th century, a very powerful bust that would fit any home, ...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Alabaster

17th Century, Spanish Giltwood Baroque Altarpiece with Angel Head
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and complete unique early Baroque altarpiece with beautiful and very rich carved and gilded decor, Spain, circa 1650 Weathered, small losses, old repairs and adjustments o...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

French 19th Century Baroque Style Carved Pair of Angels/ Putti
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very nice couple of putti carved in Baroque style with beautiful grey color. France, circa 1800-1850. Weathered, small losses and old repairs. Measurement each and includes the wo...
Category

19th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

18th Century Baroque Altar Cross
Located in Hastings, GB
A superb 18th century German baroque altar cross on original gilt wooden base. This marian cross bears the M to the centre, denoting the presence of the Virgin Mary would have been p...
Category

Mid-18th Century German Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Iron

Castelli, Gentile Workshop, Mid-18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Gentili Manufacture, Castelli, mid-18th century. Polychrome majolica plaque within ebonized and gilded frame, decorated with classical scene and figures, ruins and landscape with ho...
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Majolica

Il Giovane Gentili Polychrome Majolica Plaque
Located in Madrid, ES
Il giovane Gentili (Castelli, 1727 - Castelli, 1813) Polychrome majolica plaque 17th century Dimensions: 24x30 cm; with frame 35x40.5 cm In ebonized and gilded frame, decorated ...
Category

17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Majolica

Deruta Manufacture of the 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Deruta Manufacture of the 17th century Oval tray in majolica decorated in polychrome with floral and grotesque motifs. At the center floral motif in tuna of red and blue. Dimensi...
Category

17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Majolica

Cappelletti Nicola Majolica "Landscape" 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Cappelletti Nicola (Castelli, 1691 - Castelli, 1767) Majolica tile decorated with landscape. Dimensions: 19 x 25.8 cm Good conditions.
Category

17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Majolica

Castelli, Gentile Workshop, Mid-18th Century "Venus"
Located in Madrid, ES
Castelli, Gentile workshop, mid-18th century. Majolica plate decorated with mythological scene (toilet of Venus). Dimensions: Ø 17 cm Good condition.
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Majolica

Pair Italian Terracotta Angels Candelabras, Possible Spanish Colonial
Located in Cypress, CA
Exquisite pair 19th century Italian Baroque style white glazed Terracotta Figures of angels holding 7 light brass candelabras, in the Spanish colonial taste. Meticulous attention ha...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Bronze

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Ecclesiastical Chalice, Baroque Style
Located in VALENZA, IT
Ecclesiastical chalice in sterling silver in Baroque style. The shape is unusual, characterized by the oval cast base with volutes typical of the Baroque style. The stem is also wor...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

Saint Francis Oil on Copper with Important Frame, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Saint Francis receives the Stigmata. Oil on copper; polychromed and giltwood. Follower of Ludovico Cardi (Chigoli; San Miniato, 1559- Rome, 1613). 17th century. Oil on copper with t...
Category

17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Copper

Flemish Embossed Wood Plaque of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a heavy large carved wood plaque depicting an embossed scene of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is standing victorious and elevated over a U shaped cluster of clouds wit...
Category

17th Century Belgian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Carved Giltwood Baroque House Altar
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful carved giltwood house altar . Italy, circa 1750. Weathered, small losses and old repairs.
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

French 18th Century Carved Wooden Madonna and Child
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique hand carved madonna with child and small relique. France, circa 1750 Weathered and small losses.
Category

18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood

17th Century, Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saint"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century portuguese tile panel. Representing "The Saint". Restored. Measures: 28cm x 28cm. Amazing unique art work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saints"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saints" restored 15cm x 29cm Amazing Unique Art Work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Musician"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Musician " Restored Measures: 43cm x 28cm Amazing unique art work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "Floral Vase"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese tile panel. Representing "Floral Vase". Restored. Measures: 130cm x 130cm. Amazing unique art work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saint"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saint" restored 28cm x 28cm Amazing Unique Art Work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Representing "The Saints"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese tile panel. Representing "The Saints". restored. Measures: 43cm x 28cm. Amazing Unique Art Work.
Category

17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Porcelain

Recently Viewed

View More