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What's New from Peru?

By the time this column is run we will have received the BIG UK Shipment and held our Inaugural COLLECTORS' CLUB Event to present all the "goodies" to the 70 or so attending members.
As many of you know, we also bring in shipments from our agent in Lima, Peru. The latest  consignment is due here in mid to late August and contains some really lovely and quite unique pieces.We tend to 'specialise' in religious items from our Peruvian Agent, although past shipments have also included pieces in the shop right now, such as the stunning 1940's Picadors Suit, very old Conquistador stirrup battle shoes fashioned from melted down cannon brass, together with many other assorted pieces.
 In this new shipment (refer to these pictures) is a pair of absolutely gorgeous, large, free-standing RETABLOS ex a church in Cuzco (in The Andes region). They measure 104cm in height, are hand carved from wood embellished with Gold Leaf and centre oil paintings. The pair date to around the early 1900's. In the right setting, these will be superb eye -catching decor pieces. We also have a fabulous large SUN MIRROR (diameter 78cm), a beautiful Byzantine Madonna Retablo hand-carved in Italy, a stunning Retablo with an oil painting of the Madonna & Baby Jesus, a spectacular pair of Art Nouveau French gesso plaques circa 1900 (size 29 x 15 cm). PLUS, a selection of Vintage Rosaries, an unusual Retablo of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a wood tabernacle with stone interior, and a very big hand-crafted gesso paste and wood Crucifix with alpaca silver decoration- the Cross is 82x60cm.
Come See Us Soon - Bernard
Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre. 2-162 Kitchener Road, Milford.
Email: antique.goodies@ihug.co.nz.

by Bernard Molloy

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