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Showcase with the image of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

<p>18<sup>th</sup> century showcase with the image of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. MCC. Photo: Carles Aymerich / Ramon Maroto (CRBMC).</p>

18th century showcase with the image of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. MCC. Photo: Carles Aymerich / Ramon Maroto (CRBMC).

Escaparates (showcases) are an important testimony of family religiousness, based on devotion to certain saints as a model of personal behaviour. Escaparates played a remarkable role in houses throughout the 18th and the early 19th centuries. The one shown here follows the Rococo style, late in the 18th century, and reproduces the kind of decoration most usual in Catalan escaparates: a trapezoidal base with a carving crowning the piece and decorated posts.

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