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Pair of panels

Pair of panels

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1480-1520 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oak, carved

  • Museum number:

    W.36&A-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These two oak panels probably came from either side of the door of a livery cupboard (a cupboard with pierced panels, probably used for food). They are carved with openwork tracery of the kind fashionable about 1500. The cupboard may well have been painted originally and a coloured cloth nailed behind the openwork to create a decorative contrast with the wood, and to keep insects away from the food.

Physical description

From the front of a cupboard, each pierced with three panels of tracery, with a fluted band on each side.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1480-1520 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Oak, carved

Descriptive line

English, 1480-1520, carved and pierced

English, 1475-1499, carved and pierced

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Charles Tracy, English Medieval Furniture and Woodwork (London, 1988), cat. no.317.

'PANELS, a pair, from the front of a cupboard, each pierced with three panels of tracery, with a fluted band on each side (PL.117).
Given by Mr J. Dowell Phillips
Oak. Late 15th or early 16th century
(1) 114 X 40.6 cm, (2) 124 X 41.3 cm
Mus. No. W36-1913'

Subjects depicted

Tracery

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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