Sensitively-rendered St. Joseph
A carved limestone statue of St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, fathers, and the afflicted, shown with his attributes of a lily and a carpenter’s square, traces of gilt-edging overall, English, ca. 1870. 61.5 ins. high, 20 ins. wide and 15 ins. deep.
Barbara says, "Most probably from an Anglican church or chapel that was demolished, St. Joseph is so expertly sculpted and finished. He carries the lily symbolizing his purity and his majestic robes are edged with gilt. We don't often stock religious figures but this one took my breath away".