17th Century Italian Carved Walnut Warmer Brazier
Mid 17th Century Hand Carved Walnut Foot Warmer of Northern Italian origin, it features a metal container inside, and it was commonly used in Italian noble families of 1600 as warmer, to hold hot coals or glowing pieces of wood which would push heat out through the slits on the top.
Rectangular shaped, standing on bracket foot decorated with zoomorphic carving, each side is finely carved with a succession of flowers and cartouches. Two iron carrying handles.
The hinged open lid with eyelets has five longitudinal slits, the three central ones with breaks and old restorations, designed to let out the heat escape which, in the lower part, have been coated with metal sheets.
Good age related condition, with restorations and signs of use consistent with a four centuries age.
height: 14 cm
width: 30 cm
depth: 22.5 cm
Antique embossed, repoussé gilt copper door from an Italian tabernacle of Rome, a Baroque liturgical decoration dating back to mid- 18th century. This antique Italian work is fully hand-made, has a spectacular original gilding with minor losses, traces of age and use.
This exquisite arched gilded tabernacle door of Roman origin, dating back to 1750 circa is in good age related condition. Repoussé with an angel seated on a bracket, holding a heart in his hand surrounded by scrolls, grape bunches, vine leaves and ears of wheat, all religious symbols of the Eucharist, but also representing good wishes, wealth, abundance and fecundity.
A wonderful deep embossment and an extraordinary original gilding with some wear parts consistent with age and use. The door has three holes by which it was fixed to the wooden support, bears the hole for the lock on the left and the notches on the right for housing the hinges which, being gilded on the edges in correspondence with the cut, are original and not later.