A chiseled stone niche to construct your home around! The natural and everlasting beauty of a solid stone piece combined with the distinct lure of old-world artisan carving. This slab of limestone is over 200 years old. The distressed finish adds a level of genuine antiquity
An elegant outdoor retable in your garden or entryway. A predella/ledge for placing toiletries in an enchanted shower or bath area; a mantlepiece that doubles as the center of attention in your living room or study.
The shell design located at the top of the alcove is a typical design found throughout Mexico in colonial furnishings and architecture, lending an element that is perfect for a bath or powder room.
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Dimensions and Specifications
- 16"h x 10"w x 5.5"deep
- 9"h x 5"w x 3"deep *Alcove measurements
- Region of Origin: Michoacan Mexico
- 45Lbs total weight
- Age: 100+ years
- The only of its kind, there is no other similar design and size available.
- Ships with wall mounting brackets and necessary anchors to mount.
Carving Details and Color
The double arch and floral design carvings lining the sides of this retablo are reminiscent of traditional Spanish Colonial influences. A unique character is added to this niche due to the age of the limestone and the distressed natural finish caused by its exposure to the elements.
During the 17th century, solid stone retablos such as this one were often built into the outer walls of churches and monasteries. Because they are of solid stone and not flammable, candles would be lit and placed in or on these ledges and retablos, providing light for participants ahead of the evening mass.