Now what makes this piece of furniture interesting is that inside a secrect compartment there is an old hand carved statue, of a woman in robes, with some sort of Crown, holding a baby. There is an inscription on the statue with the letters [SIZE=7]ND [SIZE=1]DE [SIZE=7]FOY. With an inscription on the back of R.I. or R.1.
I can think of nothing but this baby being baby jesus.. Or possibly, a baby of jesus? If anyone could help me with interpreting what this statue is, and means, I would be greatful.. Thank you ahead of time.
Edited by TraJikMaJik, 01 April 2005 - 04:32 AM.