Outstandingly beautiful ‘Reliquary’ or Sacristi Cupboard/Cabinet from Spain. Dating from the late 17th- early 18th century , the pine and fruitwood cabinet’s main feature are the fabulously hand- painted doors designed to be seen from the outside. In the outer remains of very old paint, the cabinet might originally have displayed a reliquary or processional figure such as a saint or virgin. The inside of the cabinet also has painted or stencilled motifs and has old shelf supports still attached so that possibly at another time it was also used more as a cupboard in a church for storing the priests’ vestments etc.
The primary photo shows a female figure from my own collection to give an example of the display potential..
Antique Irish Painted Housekeepers Cupboard
Circa Date : 1880
Materials : Pine
Size 198 cm H x 178 cm W x 50 cm D
A large Irish late 19th century Black painted pine two door cupboard with fielded panelled doors with old locks, fitted with fixed shelves formerly from the church presbytery house for housing religious paraphernalia with a lovely gently worn patina.