Early 19th Century Directoire Walnut Toptable Showcase
height: 40 cm
width: 30 cm
depth: 26 cm
This is a lovely antique Italian case, the back panel is lined inside with red velvet and golden paper profiles, which could be removed. Dating back to early 1800 and in good used age related condition, with minimal scratched and original patina but replaced glass. This item is usually used to show small collections of miniatures, medals, pocket watches or small items, since inside it has a minimal depth of 3 cm.
17th Century Polychrome Painted Basement, rectangular shaped hand-realized in poplar wood, decorated in polychrome tempera with floral and vegetal motifs on both front and sides.
It is presumably the supporting element of an almsgiver or devotional sculpture, for ecclesiastical use, considering the opening on the top and the inscription inside the alms box Lo dio de limosna Greg. Becerraibiedma ano 1661.
Good condition, wear consistent with age and use. It is a lovely antique base for a sculpture. Italian origin.