very large antique carved white carrera marble church altar with tabernacle

VERY LARGE ANTIQUE CARVED WHITE CARRERA MARBLE CHURCH ALTAR WITH TABERNACLE


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ATTRACTIVE VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED WHITE CARRERA MARBLE CHURCH ALTAR.
A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN CARVED CARRERA MARBLE ALTAR REMOVED FROM AN ABERDEENSHIRE CHURCH. WE DATE THIS ALTAR TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19th CENTURY.
THE ALTAR SITS ON A BREAKFRONT PLAIN PLINTH BASE.
THE ALTAR BASE SECTION HAS STEPPED BACK SIDES. THE FRONT SECTION HAS THREE RECESSED PANELS. THE TWO SIDE RECESSED SECTIONS HAVE ARCHED TOPS. THE LARGE CENTRAL SECTION HAS A SHALLOW ARCH TOP AND HAS A CENTRAL IHS RELIEF CARVING WITH THE WORDS 'ALTARE PRIVILEGIATUM' ENGRAVED UNDERNEATH WHICH IS LATIN FOR PRIVILEGED ALTAR. THE TWO STEPPED BACK SIDE SECTIONS HAVE RECESSED PANELS CONSISTING OF A LARGE ARCHED SECTION BELOW TWO SMALL ARCHED SECTIONS.
THE TOP SECTION CONSISTS OF A TABERNACLE WHICH PROTRUDES BEYOND THE SIDE SECTIONS AT THE FRONT AND TOP. THE TABERNACLE DOOR SITS BEHIND A PLINTH WHICH SUPPORTS TWO TURNED MARBLE COLUMNS, WITH DARK GREEN MARBLE CENTRE SECTIONS, SITTING UNDER AN ANGULAR ARCH. THE TOP OF THE TABERNACLE HAS A DARK GREY SLATE ROOF.
THE TWO SIDE SECTIONS HAVE INTEGRAL CORNICES AND HAVE RECESSED PANELS WHICH SIT BEHIND FIVE TURNED MARBLE COLUMNS, MATCHING THE TABERNACLE COLUMNS, SITTING ON A PLINTH BASE. THE COLUMNS SUPPORT THE BASE OF ATTRACTIVE GOTHIC ARCHES.
THE TABERNACLE DOOR IS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEAVY EMBOSSED BRASS AND IS DECORATED WITH VERY ATTRACTIVE ENAMEL DETAIL IN RED BLUE AND GOLD. THE DOOR IS FITTED WITH A CENTRAL LOCK(KEY SUPPLIED). THE INTERIOR CAN BE HIDDEN BEHIND A WHITE CURTAIN.
THE ALTAR HAS THE RELIC EMBEDDED IN THE MARBLE IN FRONT OF THE TABERNACLE.
THE HEIGHT OF THE ALTAR IS 78", IT HAS AN OVERALL WIDTH OF 113" AND AN OVERALL DEPTH OF 35".
THE ALTAR IS IN A GOOD OVERALL SOLID CONDITION. THERE ARE A FEW USAGE MARKS AND TINY CHIPS TO SOME EDGES. DURING DISMANTLING ONE OF THE ARCH RAILS HAS HAD AN UNFORTUNATE BREAK BUT WAS VERY CLEAN. MOST OF THE DARKER PILLARS HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF DAMAGE, SOME AT SOME POINT IN THE PAST AS THERE WAS A SMALL BOTTLE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ALTAR STATING THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE WHO REASSEMBLED IS DURING THE 20th CENTURY. FURTHER PICTURES OF THESE FAULTS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
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