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Chest front

Chest front

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1525 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oak, carved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Composed of five panels, the two outer ones carved with a grooved X pattern with crescents and dots within a flat strap ornament; the two inner, divided from the outer by muntins with channel mouldings, are of similar design within wavy strap ornament. The central panel is of circular flamboyant tracery with an arcade of four tracy arches below, and dogstooth with a primitive guilloche above, with leaf spandrels. The lock plate is missing.

Panelled construction, using mason's mitres.

The reverse with a groove along the lower edge (1.7 x 1.7cm) to receive the chest bottom; fitted with two modern added battens.

Severe woodworm damage on the stiles and bottom rail. Traces of white worm treatment on damaged areas.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1500-1525 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Oak, carved


Height: 95 cm, Width: 194 cm, Thickness: 5 cm

Object history note

Purchased for £3-15s. from Oliver Baker, 10 Chapel Street, Stratford-on-Avon.

RP 14/1198

Descriptive line

Five panel oak chest front; France; 1500-1525; 14/1198






Renaissance (French); Furniture


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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