Antique French Wood Carved Cross, with a silvered Christ, and hand carved circular base in ebonised wood, dates to the mid 1800's. Each part of the cross ends with an ornate metal cap with Oak Leaves in a dark patina, the Christ has darkened with age. Marked on the base "Souvenir de N.D. Du Chene" and sold on the steps of the grand Basilique there. The Notre Dame Du Chene is called The Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak.
This is a stunning addition to your collection of antique French religious artiifacts and relics. This was most likely used in a French home for devotion, this is a wonderful size. Beloved, cherished and most likely the center of a family's home altar for generations, in good antique condition.