Vintage Florentine Triptych

ORIGIN: Italy
AGE: Early 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 9 ½” l x 1 ½” w x 9” h (5 ¼” l at base)
MATERIALS: Wood, gesso, paint, paper
CONDITION: Very good

Description

We picked up this handcrafted wood triptych at an antique market in small village outside of Florence.  Unlike the shiny lacquered pieces produced in Florence these days, this piece has a more austere beauty.  It is also unmistakably handmade – just that little bit off perfect that makes it unique.  When it is open, an image of the Madonna with Child in the center with angels on each side.  When closed, you see the lovely embossed design on the doors. This small triptych is perfect for a bedside.