This is a beautiful antique last rites box. It is comprised of two candle holders and a large crucifix above the box. The door of the box contains a print of The Last Supper on the outside and has “Viaticum” printed on the inside.
These boxes were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets traditionally held additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books.
Condition: The latch is broken, but it can be easily replaced.
This is a lovely vintage crucifix. Christ is shown twisted with the pain of His Passion, his corpus slumping away from the nails of the cross. The suffering of Our Lord is clearly evident and deeply compelling. His sacrifice cannot be ignored.
The wooden cross is simple and elegant with clean lines that help emphasize the impact of the corpus. Both the corpus and the “INRI” sign are hung by nails and can be removed.
Condition: There are some chips in the finish. Please see pictures.
This is a magnificent antique religious painting. It is an image of a very young Christ holding a globe surrounded by flowers. The globe and cross are an ancient symbol of authority and when Jesus is shown holding it it is referred to as the Salvator Mundi or The Savior of the World.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century.
Condition: The backing is a vintage replacement. Please See Pictures
This is a magnificent antique religious statue. It is a youthful Blessed Virgin Mary with a sad, pensive expression. Our Lady is shown with her eyes lowered and her head slightly bowed. She is in dark robes with a veil that hangs in soft folds around her face. Her simple and elegant halo is radiant brass. Beautiful and moving.
We believe this piece is plaster covered wood. Made in Barcelona, Spain.
Condition: There are a few small chips in the plaster. Please See Pictures.