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Chest front

Chest front

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Walnut, carving;

  • Museum number:

    817-1895

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design
Divided into four panels carved with symmetrical arabesque designs; each of the two central panels is further decorated with a shield supported from a lioness mask (left) and bull's head (right); the left shield bears three bulls’ heads. The panels are separated by narrow pilasters, carved with foliated stems, dolphins and other ornament.

Construction:
a large board carved with false muntins, glued between two plain rails (wormed) with stopped chamfers. Wtih a lock mortise. The ends (which lack dovetails) appear to have been trimmed square. The reverse with glued canvas strips and two modern metal brackets. Clear saw marks on the reverse.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1500-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Walnut, carving;

Dimensions

Height: 64.5 cm, Width: 149.5 cm, Thickness: 1.8 cm

Object history note

Purchased for £40 from Monsieur Emile Peyre, Avenue Malakoff, Paris.

56/1902

Descriptive line

Carved walnut; France; 1500-1550; Ex Peyre Collection; 56/1902

Materials

Walnut

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Renaissance (French); Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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