Pair of Continental Walnut Prie-Dieux
Sold for $1,188
mid-19th century, each with a molded top and raised panel front above a stepped kneeler.
h. 32", w. 27-1/2", d. 19"
**In good "as found" condition. Each prie-dieu with a waxed finish over mars, shrinkage, chips, some minor insect damage, abrasions and dings creating a handsome, somewhat distressed patina.
A: The bottom shelf/kneeler has a ring of lifted finished, presumably from a plant.
B: There is a missing molding on a return, the molding just beneath the projecting top, about 7-1/4" long by 3/4" wide.
The upper section/back is not tightly affixed to the base and exhibits some play at that joint.
Each "top" board is about 27" wide and 8-1/2" deep.