17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving
17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving

17th century Roof Angel pine wood carving

1690 France

Offered by LVS Decorative Arts Ltd.

£2,750 gbp
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A highly decorative 17th century & later pine finely carved Continental Roof Angel, probably French.

The angel has large wings, possibly added in 18th century, and is holding a book or possibly a bible.

This figure would have come form a ceiling of a provincial church, possibly in France.

This carving is pine although has taken on a very rich patina which has the appearance of oak.

It has quite a polished finish & has possibly had a varnish applied at some point over the years.

It has been mounted onto a stand which makes it much more practical to display.

There are many theories as to why an angel often graces the roof of a church. The original motive was devotional inspiration with the angels exercising a benevolent & comforting guardianship over isolated groups of worshippers scattered across a harsh & lonely countryside.
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Dimensions
Height 26.00 inch (66.04 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Depth 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Stock Code
LVS115
Medium
Pine
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