This is a vintage house chapel/niche for small statues. It has a gently sloping roof with decorative trim, a band of inlaid brass detailing, and is stained a lovely nut brown. This shrine is freestanding and will hold a statue up to 8” tall. It would be a beautiful enhancement for any home altar or prayer corner. Imported from Belgium.
Please Note: The statue shown in the pictures is sold separately. Look for item number F160915.
This is a striking vintage madonna. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown as a young woman wearing a beautiful veil framing her face with many soft folds. Our lady is elegantly poised with her head slightly bowed, her eyes lowered, and her palms together in adoration.
This piece is ceramic painted to look like wood. There reverse has the original tag indicating that was handmade in Germany.
This is a wonderful example of vintage devotional artwork. It is a wax figure of Saint Anthony holding a young Jesus. Saint Anthony is holding Christ on an open book while Our Lord is reaching up to hug the saint around the neck. It is very sweet.
The figure is decorated with Catholic symbols associated with Saint Anthony. The Christ Child represents a famous vision he had of Jesus. The book represents St. Anthony’s reputation as a theologian and a teacher and the lilies represent purity. Saint Anthony's feast day is June 13.
The monasteries of Germany, particularly the region of Bavaria, are famous for devotional artwork, known as Klosterarbeiten, often incorporating traditional wax art.
This piece is believed to have been produced by nuns in Bavaria. The wax art it housed in a shadowbox and decorated with metallic trim. The back has a personal note written in German.
This is a beautiful icon depicting The Last Supper. Christ is shown at the center with a magnificent halo as He reveals the miracle of the Eucharist. The Apostles are seated to either side listening intently. The print is vibrant and full of energy.
This is a unique mid-century devotional from Lourdes. The case is black plastic and houses a two-sided insert. The insert has a profile of Our Lady on one side and an image of Lourdes on the other, both in metal. Fantastic.
This is a unique vintage religious plaque for home devotion. It is an image of Christ in profile. Our Lord is shown wearing elegant robes that are open to reveal His Sacred Heart. The words “I Will Bless Every Place Where a Picture Of My Heart Shall Be Exposed and Honored” surround the image.
This is made of a lightweight silvered metal. The back is a leathered board with a “Wearoid Plak” makers stamp.
This is a unique antique religious shrine. It is a beautiful image of The Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Jesus on her lap. The image is very old and has faded with time and use. The image is housed in a hand-carved wooden shrine with hinged doors that are elegantly detailed.
Please note: The hook is gone, but it can be easily replaced.
This is a vintage portable devotional. The arched doors open to reveal an attractive Art Deco crucifix. The cross is wood with a lustrous finish, and the corpus is metal. The crucifix rests against red velvet, and the doors are lined in matching silk. The case is marked genuine leather made in France.
Example of a Prayer before a Crucifix: Behold, O good and most sweet Jesus, I fall upon my knees before Thee, and with most fervent desire beg and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart a lively sense of faith, hope and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. And with deep affection and grief, I reflect upon Thy five wounds, having before my eyes that which Thy prophet David spoke about Thee, o good Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and feet, they have counted all my bones." Amen.
A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, may be gained by those who shall say this prayer with devotion before an image of our crucified Redeemer. A partial indulgence may also be gained for each devout recitation.
Condition: There is a water stain on the case. Please see pictures.
This is a stunning vintage religious statue. It is an image of the Virgin Mary wearing voluminous blue robes and carrying a young Christ. Our Lady is shown wearing a crown and holding a scepter, representing the Queen of Heaven. Jesus is also crowned and is grasping a long cross, representing His Sacrifice. The pair are framed by an elegant arch with the moon at Mary’s feet and roses on either side.
This is made of plaster designed to look like wood. “Cerecast” is printed on the back.
This is a stunning vintage religious plaque. It is a sculpture of Jesus wearing the Crown of Thorns. His eyes are closed and His brow furrowed in profound pain and sorrow. It is very powerful and evocative image.
This is a wonderful vintage devotional piece. It is an image of a young Virgin Mary. Our lady is gracefully poised with her head slightly bowed and her palms together in prayer. Interestingly, she is shown veiled with her hair in a long braid and decorative polka dots on her gown! Absolutely charming.
Condition: There are a few small scratches in the wood. Please See Pictures.
This is an exceptional antique devotional item. It is a pocket sized set of Stations of the Cross designed to be portable. The cover is embossed with the Arma Christi, the Tools of the Passion. The booklet is accordion hinged with one station on each fold. Every station is a beautiful black & white print set amid gold embossed detailing. Stunning.
Condition: The covers have some scuffs and scratches. Please See Pictures.