Miniature oval reliquary frame Saint-Paul stuccoed wood gilded paperolle XIXth

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D20 112

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700,00 €

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Reliquary frame in gilded stuccoed wood decorated with stylized shells and foliage in the corners, with a hand-painted oval miniature representing Saint-Paul haloed with sword and parchment, around a paperolle work dedicated to many Saints, from the early period Nineteenth century.

This frame is in good general condition and is very decorative. The labels with the names of the saints are illegible (Only "St Laurent" is still legible).

A note: some accidents and crack in the wood surrounding the miniature (wooden marie-louise), some accidents and losses also on the frame, wear of time at the paperolle, see photos.


Artisanal technique of rolling up narrow strips of paper to create various shapes and ornamental patterns. Paperolle is a very old technique used in the Middle Ages, in poor churches, to imitate gold or silver filigree decorations. The achievements were often reliquaries called quillwork reliquaries. Paperolle is a term derived from paper. It designates not only the technique, but also the realization in paper. The name rolled papers is sometimes used as a synonym.

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  • Cadre 40 cm x 30 cm / 7 cm
  • Dimensions vue 12,5 cm x 9 cm
  • Miniature 5,5 cm x 4,5 cm