SWEET PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE WALL-MOUNTED RELIGIOUS SHRINE – AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE
*Central image surrounded by 3-D decoration
*Hand-made paper, foil, wire decoration
*Glass-front, sealed shadow box
This hand-made 19th- or early-20th-century religious shrine is an unusual and distinctive folk art find from the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Hand-made in a country setting or monastery, the shrine features a central image of the virgin Mary. It is surrounded by three-dimensional hand-formed flowers, mini-garlands and other decorations. The entire tableau is encased in a painted shadow box with a glass front. .
A wonderful example of devotional folk art from Central Europe! Ca, 8 in x 91/4 in. Great with industrial antiques, primitive antiques, Black Forest decor or as an accent piece with modern furniture. Purchased in Austria and imported by the seller. Guaranteed authentic — not a repro or latter-day knock-off. Easy pick-up in Lambertville at the People’s Store NJ, every day from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm