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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1850s-1896 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.1450-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case X, shelf 262, box B

Physical description

Photograph of the front of a late 15th century French oak coffer, carved with two panels containing shields of arms amid Gothic tracery. One shield bears three fleur-de-lys (the royal arms of France), while the other bears, first and fourth a fleur-de-lys, and second and third a dolphin. Underneath the ornamental lock-plate is a small round-headed panel, also filled with Gothic tracery.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)

Date

1850s-1896 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 34.1 cm mount, Width: 41.8 cm mount

Object history note

The object in the photograph formed part of the collection of Emile Peyre (1824-1904), a notable Parisian collector of French Medieval and Renaissance artefacts. This object entered the collection of the Museum of Science and Art, Dublin, which is now known as The National Museum of Ireland.

Descriptive line

Photograph of the front of a late 15th century French oak coffer, which was previously part of the collection of Emile Peyre, Great Britain, 1850s-1896

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

On a label pasted to the mount of the photograph.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Panel (wood); Dolphin (animal); Lock plates; Shield of arms; Coffers (furniture); Fleur de lys

Categories

Furniture; Photographs; Woodwork

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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