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French Black Wood Table Cross / Cast Metal And Bone Accents / Circa 1900-1920

All items104530 of 221887Nice Designer Signed Clip Earrings Unknown Signature Unusual 1939 "The Flower Garden" Print Matthew Darley May 1, 1777
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Summer is always a bit hard on the thrift stores. Everyone is having their own garage sales and not donating as much as they do in the fall and winter. I've been seeing a lot of interesting religious pieces turning up though. Crosses, plaster and porcelain statues of saints and Madonna's are the usual items. This 11 " tall wood crucifix came from Salvation. I found several online and they all agree it's French from around the turn to the early part of the 20th century. There are no maker marks or labels. It has a black painted finish with a metal corpus with bone accents on the ends of the cross. The top one was missing so I raided the old button box to try and find something suitable to mimic the other two. I found a nice old shell button but an even nicer crown shaped brass one with a black glass bead in the middle. I think it looks like it's always been there ! It even matches some of the detail on the scroll nailed to the cross. Not a bad restoration if I do say so myself. -Mike-


    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 years ago
      Beautiful piece and yes things seem to be slow lately.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ken :)....yep typical mid-Summer doldrums.
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Oh I do like this, I like religious objects but especially ornate crosses. Nice find, Mike, and nice repair. :)
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Katherine :)...I've been influence by Kyra's creativity. So it's been Kyra-tized !
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Lovely cross Mike, and great restoration job!
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rick :) did turn out rather well .
    8. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      I was told by an "expert" in these old French/French Canadian pedestalled crosses that the method to date them is by looking at the feet of Christ. With early crosses, the feet are side by side and each foot is nailed separately. In later ones post 1880's, (such as yours), the feet are overlapped and a single nail is used. Ever since I found out this information, I've been giving these modest Crosses a second look and I find them fascinating. RER(BOB)
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the info interesting ! :)
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      that's a beauty! i remember very similar ones from my french canadian / american childhood.
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the "love" and comment ho2 :)

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