An Interesting Stand

Portuguese auction house, P55 Art and Auctions have a sale coming up on the 10th of November that includes a sixteenth-century carved, gold- and red-lacquered Sino-Portuguese missal stand bearing the Society of Jesus insignia (lot 137).

The folding stand, carved from a single piece of wood, pre-dates André Roubo’s bookstand by a century or two and carries an auction estimate of €7,500 – €10,000 ($9,325 – $12,435).

Sixteenth-century Sino-Portuguese missal stand.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to An Interesting Stand

  1. Eric R says:

    A beautiful piece of work, but just slightly out of my budget for such items…
    I wonder if Roubo saw a similar one and used it for his version?


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