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The Belgian dealer De Backker from Hoogstraten is a long-standing BRAFA exhibitor specialising in medieval works of art and can be relied upon to create a dramatic stand display.

It will be taking a 2ft 6in (77cm) high Tirolean wooden group of an enthroned Virgin and Child, featuring much original and old polychromy. The sculpture is attributed to the Maestro della Madonna col Bambino del Monastero di Castel Badia/Sonnenburg and will be priced at €285,000.


Specialising in Haute Epoque (sculpture, works of art and paintings spanning 1200-1700), Mullany Fine Art from London has been a BRAFA regular for seven years.

Nicholas Mullany’s display always includes a tempting mix of early wood and stone statuary. Among them this year will be a 15th century Nottingham alabaster relief of the Adoration of the Magi. Measuring 15 x 10in (39 x 25cm), with original polychrome and gilding, it is priced in the region of €100,000.