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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.

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Style: Baroque
French 18th Century Wooden Panel with Mother Ann And Maria
Located in Buisson, FR
Lovely hand-carved wooden panel representing the teaching of Maria by mother Ann. Most likely it once was a door of a tabernacle. Beautiful weathered. France circa 1750 Measurements ...
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Silver boat censer. Spain, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Silver ship. Spain, 17th century. Naveta formed by forging, with the foot and the ends of the lid obtained by mold casting. Shaped like a symmetrical boat, it stands on a low circul...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

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 ...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

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...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Religious Items

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

17th/ 18th Century Italian Baroque Marble Holy Water Font or Stoup
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful Baroque marble holy water font or stoup, Unique and original period piece. Italy, circa 1650-1750. Weathered condition. Measures: H:10,5cm W:21,5cm D:19-26cm.
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Marble

Scarce Antique Russian Palekh icon Life of Saint Nicholas of Myra mid 18 century
Located in Sweden, SE
This Icon is real gem for museum and private collection. Such an icon could be seen in very few museums and perhaps in one or two very important private collection! Here is truly uni...
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Mid-18th Century Russian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Large 18th Century Italian / Neapolitan Hand Carved Wooden Head of Christ
Located in Buisson, FR
Unique handcarved wooden head of Christ with beautiful expression and glass eyes, once used at processions. Napels/ Italy, circa 1750-1800. Beautiful example of 18th century craftsma...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gesso, Glass, Wood

18thC Residenza
Located in Livorno, IT
Magnificent Baroque residenza from Napoli, Italy. Vault with coffered ceiling, four grooved columns with corinthian capitals, high base with center fragment. Entirely hand-carved and...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gold, Silver, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

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

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 Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Oak

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 Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Tourmaline

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 Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Malachite

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 Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Sterling Silver

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 Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

Plaster Altar Angels, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
A pair of polychromed plaster altar angels, France or Belgium, late 19th century. 11 inches wide by 10 inches deep by 20 ¼ inches tall
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Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gesso, Wood, Paint

18th Century Italian Church Kneeler in Walnut Wood
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An early 18th Century Italian Baroque Kneeler or kneeling stool in walnut. This rare antique from a church has a drawer as well as a door with a shelf inside. In the interior of this piece, the bible or other catholic religious items...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Iron

Oil on Tin Retablo Our Lady Refugio of Sinners or Madonna and Child
Located in Dallas, TX
Oil on tin retablo nuetra señora del refugio ( Mary Refuge of Sinners ) or madonna and child, She is crowned and is holding baby christ, who is also crowned she is wearing blue and o...
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19th Century Mexican Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Tin

17th French Century Iron Figure of The Virgin
Located in Stamford, CT
Wonderful 17th century French Baroque cast iron figure of the Virgin praying. Likely originally part of an outdoor shrine as it has been exposed to the elements. The weathered surfac...
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Early 17th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Iron

18th Century Italian Carved Painted Wood Reliquary Altar Figure Bust Pair
Located in Forney, TX
A remarkable pair of scarce large Italian Baroque period carved and painted wood church altar reliquary busts. Born in Italy in the 18th century / possibly late 17th century, figural form, each hand carved from a single log, modeled as opposing figures, parcel gilt polychrome decorated, hollowed central cavity with original glazed glass relic viewing panel, rising on integral marbleized scroll foot base. Dimensions: (each) 21.25" Tall, 8.5" Wide, 8" Deep; 16.25lbs Total Condition Report: Very good original unrestored antique condition with beautifully aged patina. Wear consistent with age and use, including scattered nicks, chips, and chippy paint losses. One glazed panel with losses to sides. Overall in great shape, strong, sturdy, stable, and structurally sound. Presents splendidly We here at Lynx Hollow Antiques absolutely love decorating with religious antiques! From an antique altarpiece, tabernacle, reredos, shrine niche, baptismal font, crucifix, santo statue, icon, religious folk art, retablo, monastery table to church architectural elements...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Blown Glass, Wood

Large Antique European Carved Giltwood Church Altar Figure
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent Baroque period monumental carved polychromed gilt wood church altar figure - religious folk art sculpture, depicting Christ, The Good Shepherd. Exquisitely hand-crafted in Continental Europe around the 18th century, judging by the quality of work this most impressive example was likely commissioned by an important Roman Catholic church as a main altarpiece / altar figure. The rare one-of-a-kind ecclesiastical work, circa 1750, hand carved from a single large log, with exceptionally fine detailing throughout, gessoed, polychrome decorated, and richly gilded, modeled as standing Jesus figure with sculpted draped garbs, carrying a superbly textured lamb over His shoulders, partial hollowed open verso, rising on plinth base. Dimensions: (approx) 44" High, 20" Wide, 11" Deep Condition: A truly remarkable museum quality example. Overall excellent original antique condition, with beautifully aged warm rich dark patina and minimal wear. --- Religious folk art is a wonderful way to uniquely decorate your home, while adding inspiration, conversational interest, rich historical depth and significance. Over the years, Lynx Hollow Antiques has acquired a remarkable collection of religious antiques. Offering collectible and educational decor in the form of wonderful, hand-crafted, one-off works from around the world, including altar, altarpiece, tabernacle, reliquary, monstrance, monastery table, monumental crucifix...
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18th Century European Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gesso, Wood, Giltwood

Liturgical chalice in two-tone 800 solid silver with semiprecious stones
Located in VALENZA, IT
Liturgical chalice in two-tone 800 solid silver with semiprecious stones. The body of the liturgical chalice is slightly hammered. The conical stem was completely gilded and two frie...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

18th Century Italian Baroque Silver and Rock Crystal Crucifix
Located in Stamford, CT
18th Italian Baroque carved rock crystal crucifix with silver Corpus of Christ flaked by male and female attendants on either side. The stepped base decorated with silver mounts rest...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Rock Crystal, Silver

17th Century Italian Baroque Angel Figure with Candleholder
Located in Buisson, FR
Wonderful angel figure with candle holder. Beautiful traces of the original paint and gilding visible, Italy, circa 1650-1700. Weathered and old repair More pictures available on re...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

French, 18th Century, Baroque Gilded Metal Procession Cross
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful baroque gilded metal procession cross with a great patina. France circa 1750. weathered and small losses. Measurements include the wooden pedestal.
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Iron

17th Century French Baroque Iron Winged Angel Fragment
Located in Stamford, CT
A very sweet depiction of a winged angel in prayer, late 16th or early 17th century ,likely from a French Baroque shrine. Cast iron with wonderful chase...
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Early 17th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wrought Iron

Christ with angels. Possibly Flemish school, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Christ with angels. Oil on copper, ebony frame, textile. Possibly Flemish school, 17th century. Oil painting on copper enhanced with a textile strip that also presents an ebony wood...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Copper, Other

18th Century Carved and Polychrome ''Virgin of Mercy'' Statue, Baroque Style
Located in Lisbon, PT
A 18th Century figure of the Pietà or the ''Virgin of Mercy'' , carved in polychrome chestnut wood. Our Lady appears seated on the throne with her head covered by a mantle supporting...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

Portuguese Baroque Sculpture, 18th Century «Jesus» Statue (1770-1790)
Located in Lisbon, PT
A Baroque Period 18th Century art sculpture of portuguese origin of the Infant Jesus with blue eyes and pink face in polychrome chestnut wood, resting on a marbled podium and a 18th ...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

IMPORTANT PORTUGUESE ORATORY WITH CALVARY 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
ORATORY WITH NICHE Portuguese, niche from the 17th century in carved and gilded wood, decorated with plant motifs, angels and birds. Box in mahogany wood. Interior with Calvary - ...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

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 l...
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Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Silver

Saint or Virgin to dress. Wood, metal. Spanish school, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Saint or Virgin to dress. Wood, metal. Spanish school, 17th century. It has faults. The female figure stands (with her right leg forward) on a small polygonal base. Made of partial...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Metal, Other

Virgin Mary (dress-up). Wood, etc. Spanish school, 17th century and later.
Located in Madrid, ES
Virgin of Dress. Carved and polychrome wood, etc. Spanish school, 17th century; later clothing. Has damage. Polychrome wood carving of the type of dress or dress that has a series ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Other

Virgin with Child. Terracotta. 20th century, after 17th century models.
Located in Madrid, ES
Virgin with Child. Terracotta. 20th century, following models from the 17th century. Figure of Virgin with Child Jesus, made following common models in Spanish Baroque sculpture of ...
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20th Century Spanish Baroque Religious Items

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Terracotta

17th-18th Century Baroque Religious French Lamb of God
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful hand carved lamb of god ( Agnus Dei) France, circa 1650-1750. Very rare and beautiful original period piece. To my opinion color/ gilding once restored. Weathered, small lo...
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17th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Antique Italian Religious Giltwood Reliquary Relief Carved Sculpture
Located in Forney, TX
A rare antique Italian giltwood framed reliquary. 18th/19th century, hand carved giltwood frame housing an exceptional relief carving, d...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Bone, Giltwood

Antique 18th Century Shrine Retablo Baroque Carved and Painted Wood
Located in Rio De Janeiro, BR
Antique Mid 18th Century Brazilian Baroque Shrine Solid carved and painted brazilian cedar wood. Richly carved and painted . All original patina from t...
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18th Century Brazilian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Cedar

18th Century Baroque Shrine
Located in Rio De Janeiro, BR
Solid carved and painted wood shrine and a pair of amphoras with flowers. Collector's piece ! Full with flowers and details. Lovely pieces ! - Dimensions shrine: 31.7 inches H x 15 1...
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1750s Brazilian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Cedar

18th Century Carved And Painted Wooden Crucifix From France
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An early 18th Century antique hand carved and polychromed hand painted table crucifix from France with its original patina preserved. This crucifix could possible date back as early ...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Fruitwood

18th Century Giltwood and Polychrome Painted Putti / Cherub
Located in Hastings, GB
Hand carved winged German Baroque Putti, water gilded over applied gesso, the face and head polychrome painted. Small hanging loop to the back of the head. Width 26cm x Height 19cm ...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gesso, Wood, Giltwood

Gorgeous 18th Century Baroque South American Floral Shrine
Located in Rio De Janeiro, BR
Lovely 18th Century shrine in polychrome cedar. Rectangular box, topped by a cut pediment carved with flowers, flanked by a pair of tips – like simplified obelisks. Sides and pair of...
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Late 18th Century Brazilian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Cedar

Spanish 17/ 18th Century Hand Carved Group of Baroque Winged Angel Heads
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful Hand carved group of winged angelheads. Wonderful traces of paint are visible and the wood has a gorgeous natural patina due to its high age Spain, circa 1650-1750 Weathere...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

17th-18th Century Italian Hand carved Wooden Reliquary Bust of a Saint
Located in Buisson, FR
Spectacular and very decorative piece. Large hand carved wooden reliquary bust of a saint. Beautiful weathered color and gilding. Small losses/Old repairs and without the relics. Ita...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

17th-18th Century Italian Hand carved Wooden Reliquary Bust of a Saint
Located in Buisson, FR
Spectacular and very decorative piece. Large carved wooden reliquary bust of a Saint. Beautiful weathered paint and gilding. Small losses / old repairs and without the relics. Italy ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Rare 17th Century South American Shrine
Located in Rio De Janeiro, BR
Rare 17th Century Cedar Shrine. Straight box with padded doors. Interior with decorative arch in the shape of a portal. Dimensions in centimeters: 52cm W x 26,50 cm D x 71 cm H. Th...
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Late 17th Century Brazilian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Cedar

18th Century Gold Processional Religious Church Cross
Located in Hastings, GB
Wonderfully ornate gilt gesso over carved wood processional cross, probably northern Italy late 18th century. The large floral wreath with carved gilt ribbons, a small cross to the c...
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1780s Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

19th Century French Hand Painted Red, Blue and Green Stained Glass Church Panel
Located in Hastings, GB
Antique stained glass church panel French in origin exact age unknown, mid to late 19th century. Beautiful hand painted designs across the vib...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Stained Glass

Devotional plaque, Ecce Homo. Bronze. Spanish school, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Devotional plaque, Ecce Homo. Bronze. Spanish school, 17th century. Bronze devotional plate with an oval shape and a washer at the top that presents a relief within a frame of smoot...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Bronze

Rare 17th Century South American Colonial Shrine
Located in Rio De Janeiro, BR
Rare 17th Century South American Colonial Shrine Straight box with pediment cut into stylized volutes. Made of polished cedar, with wrought iron fittings, this oratory reflects the ...
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Late 17th Century Brazilian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Cedar

Italian 18th Century Hand Carved And Silvered Wooden Baroque Reliquary
Located in Buisson, FR
Wonderful and detailed reliquary holder with its beautiful weathered original silver, Italy, circa 1750. Weathered and small losses and old repairs.
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Devotional plaque, Adoration of the Magi. Bronze. Spanish school, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Devotional plaque, Adoration of the Three Wise Men. Bronze. Spanish school, 17th century. Rectangular devotional plaque made of bronze, which presents the scene of the Birth of Jesu...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Bronze

French 18th Century Baroque Wooden Madonna with Child
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful weathered oak Madonna with child, France, circa 1750. Weathered. Measurement includes the wooden base.
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Oak

Pair of Late 18th Century Gold Wood and Gesso Baroque Altar Vases
Located in Hastings, GB
A pair of late 18th Century German baroque altar vases, in carved and gilded wood, small areas of gilt loss and patina as to be expected given their age. These would have been displa...
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1780s German Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED 19th Century Italian Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED 19th Century Italian Sculpture in ivor... Christ and table in carved ivory. Cross in Brazilian rosewood, carved...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

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 originall...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

18th/19th Century Carved Painted Limewood Christ Child Altar Figure Sculpture
Located in Forney, TX
A superb antique European hand-carved and painted limewood Santo altar figure. Born in Europe in the late 18th / early 19th century, most likely Naples, Italy, the wooden sculpture...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood, Paint

17th/18th Century Baroque Period Carved Polychrome Santo Altar Statue
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce Baroque period Spanish or Italian hand carved polychrome painted wood Santo sculpture with inset colored glass eyes, original white robe garb and later wood rosary. Intrica...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Gesso, Wood, Paint

Italian 18th Century Pair Baroque Carved Wooden Reliquary Shrines
Located in Buisson, FR
Very rare hand pair carved wooden reliquary shrines with wonderful decoration and color/gilding, Italy, circa 1750 Weathered, small losses and old re...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Glass, Wood

JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED OUR LADY OF Sorrows 17th Cent. Indo-Portuguese Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED OUR LADY OF Sorrows 17th Century Indo-Portuguese Sculptures in ivor... Cross in rosewood wood with gilding. Plaque "INRI", and "Skull with bones" in ivor... Di...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Religious Items

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Wood

Baroque religious items for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Baroque religious items for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage religious items created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, wall decorations, asian art and furniture and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, canvas and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Baroque religious items made in a specific country, there are Europe, Spain, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for religious items differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $108 and tops out at $737,181 while the average work can sell for $2,750.

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