What is this? Obviously old, religious - shadowbox? Icon? Age?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this at a thrift store today. I can tell it has age (along with gorgeous wood!), but that's it.
    Is it a Icon?
    A shadow box?
    Is it from a church? - what was the purpose for the little cupboard/storage space at the bottom?
    How old is it?
    It measures 13.5"W x 23.5"H x 4"D
    Thanks all - I'd be in trouble without this place & you'all with my taste in old & unusual!!

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  2. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    patd8643 and i need help like this.
  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    The candle holders that flank left and right went AWOL on yours.
     
    i need help likes this.
  5. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    I've had several crosses that slid open and inside were candles, holy water/oil & linen - I was told they used to be in motel & hotel rooms back in the day so in case a person had a heart attack, etc.. someone could perform the last rites with them & save their soul!
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's an interesting item
     
  7. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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