Antique 19th century hand carved wood triptych or alter piece. Featuring an elaborately hand carved Black Forest style frame decorated with scrolling foliage and openwork, the doors with foliage done in raised relief. Opening to reveal a series of hand painted porcelain portrait plaques of religious scenes. Each is finely hand painted in tones of blue and green with gold gilt accents and halos. The center comprises of a large porcelain plaque with a beautiful portrait of the Virgin Mary, Madonna and baby Jesus. The pose of the mother and child is similar in style to the Baroque painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The doors of the triptych are surmounted with oval porcelain plaques depicting the Four Evangelists, Saint Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, each portrayed writing scripture of the Gospel and with their symbols, including the man, lion, ox, eagle. Measures 16 1/8” height x 10 5/8” wide. The oval plaques are 3 1/8” x 2 ½”. The center plaque measures 7 ¼” x 5 ¾”. In overall good antique condition. No chips or cracks to the porcelain plaques. There are some damages and repairs to the wood carving, visible in the pictures. The back of the frame bears a label for DAEMS & DE WRÉE, commencing trade at 17 Montagne de la Cour in Brussels. Jean-Baptiste Daems (1837 – 1875) was an artist and photographer who operated a retail shop dealing in antiques, curiosities, objets d’art, and offering framing and art restoration services. He went into partnership with De Wrée from 1863 – 1867.