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Carved and gilded Italian philatory reliquary, circa 1750. Display box and its hinged lid have a hand-carved and gilt exterior with inset glass panels. The interior has a beautiful, patinated coral paint. Reliquaries were used to display important relics, often the physical remains of a religious figure. Small items like this were brought back from the "Grand Tour" as souvenirs.
About the Seller
N.P. Trent Antiques has been a sought-after resource for New York and Florida collectors and design professionals for more than a quarter of a century. Located in Hudson, NY, the showroom specializes in period English and continental furniture, art, and decorative accessories.
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- 4" L x 7.5" W x 6.5" H