|Project by Joseph Cataldie||posted 10-10-2010 05:36 PM||4240 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is a larger size St. Francis Niche, more akin to the original design by nationally celebrated Southern architect, A Hays Town (see page 115 of the book “The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town” by Cyril Vetter and Phillip Gould). Like Mr. Town’s, this niche is built from reclaimed cypress, and features a slate roof and Mexican tile detail inside. The statue is concrete and has been professionally aged. They are quite heavy, so if you plan on hanging one, a French cleat is suggested.
Suitable for display indoors or out, this is an absolute classic piece of Louisiana culture and design and with proper care, can be handed down for generations.
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-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA, www.JCcypress.com