Life at № 42
I’m overseeing the restoration of this rather wonderful Dolorosa (Madonna of the Seven Sorrows, to be specific). She’s circa 1750, carved wood, applied gesso and polychrome painted with glass eyes. The arms and cage structure need a bit of work. Originally she would have been dressed a bit like this (but in black or purple):
Collectors come in all types, some prefer dressed pieces (that’s usually the Catholics), others prefer to see the body structure. I’ve also got some little black lampshades to go with a pair of early 18th century giltwood Solomonic (pillar) altar fragments which have been made into lamps.