Baroque Virgin and Child in Carved and Polychrome, 18th Century

$4,950
Polychrome Wood
W200 x H570 mm

A striking Baroque wooden statue of the Virgin Mary and child with the original polychrome finish c.1740 - 1780. The statue has been carved in the round by hand and would likely be a fruitwood. The Virgin is standing, draped in a fleur de lis emblem dress and a coat-veil falling in folds on the front and to the sides. The fleur de lis symbol signifies perfection, light, and life. Her long hair is partially upswept and a crown surmounts her head. Mary carries a naked baby Jesus, on her left arm. The polychrome colour is still wonderful and the statue has a beautiful patination and craquelure.

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  • Category
    Decorative Objects
SKU: 18EA01
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European Antiques & Furnishings (est 2004) is a specialist dealer in 19th and 20th-century European Antiques with an accent on predominantly French, English, Belgian, Swedish and Italian furniture and decorative items.

Meredith’s four showrooms are based in her home/showroom villa at 21 Ariki Street in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

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In addition to the Grey Lynn showrooms, retail stores have been opened with Francis Hooper and Benny Castles of WORLD. The stores offer a selection of hand-picked European mid-century and antique decorative items as well as the most exclusive beauty and skincare brands from around the world.