Two Piece Turn of the Century Continental Altar Set
In our over ten years of business we have never had a piece like this come through the shop and there is a very good chance it will be another ten years or more before we see another piece like it. This is a 19th Century Continenal Europe Stepback Altar. It is composed of two separate pieces that sit on top of each other (similiar to a barrister bookcase) in which the worshiper puts their relics inside the boxes and pulls them out when it is time to worship. There most likely was a third piece on top that was lost to the ravages of time; however this only adds to the story and can easily be covered with a linen cloth.and or candlesticks.