The Ecclesiastical Furniture ClipArt gallery offers 44 illustrations of furniture that would be seen in a church, such as baptismal fonts and prayer desks.

"A sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum, designed to reflect the speaker's voice downward toward the audience, or in any desired direction."-Wright, 1902

Abat-voix

"A sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum, designed to reflect the speaker's voice downward toward…

A decorative cloth canopy placed over an altar or throne.

Double Baldachin

A decorative cloth canopy placed over an altar or throne.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Claverly in England.

Baptismal Font at Claverly

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Claverly in England.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Eastdown in England. It is made of stone and wood.

Baptismal Font at Eastdown

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Eastdown in England. It is made of stone and wood.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Keysoe, c. 1200.

Baptismal Font at Keysoe

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Keysoe, c. 1200.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Lydbury North in England.

Baptismal Font at Lydbury North

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Lydbury North in England.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Smithfield, London, England.

Baptismal Font at Smithfield

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Smithfield, London, England.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Tidenham, near Chepstow, in England.

Baptismal Font at Tidenham

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Tidenham, near Chepstow, in England.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at the Winchester Cathedral in England.

Baptismal Font at Winchester Cathedral

This illustration shows the baptismal font at the Winchester Cathedral in England.

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Wistanstow in England.

Baptismal Font at Wistanstow

This illustration shows the baptismal font at Wistanstow in England.

The monumental brass is a type of church monument that is made up of a brass wall tablet. This monument depicts a female figure with a grey hound at her feet, beneath a canopy of pointed architecture. It has numerous scenes along its border depicting the acts of a Good Samaritan such as charity, truth, peace and mercy.

Monumental Brass

The monumental brass is a type of church monument that is made up of a brass wall tablet. This monument…

This canopy is made out of carved wood in a design of spikes, leaf scrolls and two birds at the base. It is used as an overhead roof structure to provide shade or shelter.

Canopy

This canopy is made out of carved wood in a design of spikes, leaf scrolls and two birds at the base.…

A private booth in a Roman Catholic church to confess to a priest.

Confessional

A private booth in a Roman Catholic church to confess to a priest.

This prayer desk is used for private prayer. It is more prevalent in European churches.

Prayer Desk

This prayer desk is used for private prayer. It is more prevalent in European churches.

This prayer desk is carved out of oak and enriched with painting and gilding. It is intended for private devotional use, and mainly found in European churches.

Prayer Desk

This prayer desk is carved out of oak and enriched with painting and gilding. It is intended for private…

"A small desk in cathedrals, churches, etc., at which the litany is enjoined to be sung or said. It is sometimes called a litany stool or litany desk, and when used it is generally placed in the middle of the choir, sometimes near the steps of the altar." -Whitney, 1911

Faldstool

"A small desk in cathedrals, churches, etc., at which the litany is enjoined to be sung or said. It…

The font is used in baptism rituals in Christian churches. This font is sculpted in stone, and elaborately decorated with a canopy that rises when the ceremony is performed.

Font

The font is used in baptism rituals in Christian churches. This font is sculpted in stone, and elaborately…

The baptismal font is used to baptize children an adults. It is a type of church furniture in a circular shape with a pedestal base.

Baptismal Font

The baptismal font is used to baptize children an adults. It is a type of church furniture in a circular…

This baptismal font is made out of terracotta in a Gothic style. It is used during a baptismal ceremony in the Christian religion.

Baptismal Font

This baptismal font is made out of terracotta in a Gothic style. It is used during a baptismal ceremony…

The baptismal font is type of large basin used to perform the baptism ceremony, which is the act of using water to admit a person into the Christian Church.

Baptismal Font

The baptismal font is type of large basin used to perform the baptism ceremony, which is the act of…

"A Font is the vessel which contains the water for the purpose of baptism. Fonts were required to be covered and locked; originally their covers were simply flat, movable lids, but they were subsequently very highly ornamented."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Baptismal Font

"A Font is the vessel which contains the water for the purpose of baptism. Fonts were required to be…

"Font, Cathedral of Langres, France; end of 13th century. A repository for the water used in baptism; now, specifically, a basin, usually of marble or other fine stone, permanently fixed within a church, to contain the water for baptism by sprinkling or immersion: distinctively called a baptismal font." -Whitney, 1911

Baptismal Font

"Font, Cathedral of Langres, France; end of 13th century. A repository for the water used in baptism;…

This lectern (reading desk) is made out of bronze in an antique style. It has a design of an eagle with its wings open resting on the desk in the center, on each side is a candlestick. The base of the lectern is supported by seated dogs.

Lectern

This lectern (reading desk) is made out of bronze in an antique style. It has a design of an eagle with…

The Gothic lectern of the 15th century had a base made out of wood and the slope was made out of wrought-iron. The eagle and ball was made out of gilt and the dragon was painted green.

Gothic Lectern

The Gothic lectern of the 15th century had a base made out of wood and the slope was made out of wrought-iron.…

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich workmanship.

Medieval Lectern

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich…

This Renaissance lectern came from the Pisa Cathedral in Italy. It was made of marble with an Eagle design.

Renaissance Lectern

This Renaissance lectern came from the Pisa Cathedral in Italy. It was made of marble with an Eagle…

This fair linen cloth is intended to cover a communion table. The design on this cloth shows a lamb in the center that is surrounded by the evangelists.

Fair Linen Cloth

This fair linen cloth is intended to cover a communion table. The design on this cloth shows a lamb…

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which a member of the clergy delivers a sermon in a house of worship.

Pulpit

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which…

This shelf is designed with a cross in the center and a kneeling angel on each side. It also has scrolls of leaves all around.

Shelf

This shelf is designed with a cross in the center and a kneeling angel on each side. It also has scrolls…

The Modern French Stall was found in the Convent of Elisabeth near Lyons, France.

Modern French Stall

The Modern French Stall was found in the Convent of Elisabeth near Lyons, France.

The Norwegian stall was designed in the 12th century.

Norwegian Stall

The Norwegian stall was designed in the 12th century.

The St. Maria Novella Stall was decorated with intarsias or wood inlaying. It was designed by Baccio d'Agnolo in Florence towards the end of the 15th century.

St. Maria Novella Stall

The St. Maria Novella Stall was decorated with intarsias or wood inlaying. It was designed by Baccio…

This 12th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

12th Century Stoup

This 12th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 16th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

16th Century Stoup

This 16th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 16th century stoup is found in a chapel of a castle in Mello, France. It is used to store holy water.

16th Century Stoup

This 16th century stoup is found in a chapel of a castle in Mello, France. It is used to store holy…

This 17th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

17th Century Stoup

This 17th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 17th century stoup is made out of silver. It is used to store holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

17th Century Stoup

This 17th century stoup is made out of silver. It is used to store holy water found in Roman Catholic…

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Church Stoup

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This modern stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Modern Stoup

This modern stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

In some churches, pews were installed at the expense of the congregants, and were their personal property; there was no general public seating in the church itself. In these churches, pew deeds recorded title to the pews, and were used to convey them. Pews were originally purchased from the church by their owners under this system, and the purchase price of the pews went to the costs of building the church. Pictured here is George Washington's family pew at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New York.

Washington's Pew at St. Paul's, New York

In some churches, pews were installed at the expense of the congregants, and were their personal property;…

This stained glass window has an ecclesiastical decoration. It is designed in a Gothic style.

Stained Glass Window

This stained glass window has an ecclesiastical decoration. It is designed in a Gothic style.