Pair of panels
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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.
From the front of a cupboard, each pierced with three panels of tracery, with a fluted band on each side.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
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'
Furniture and Woodwork Collection