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Door

  • Place of origin:

    Burgundy (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1630 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved oak and wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    1357-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Door and framework of carved oak, originally painted. The mounts are of wrought iron. Composed of nine panels within moulded framework, arranged as follows:
An upright panel in the centre, carved in high relief with a mask, crowned with fruit upon a scrolled cartouche enriched with fruit, flowers, leaves, and berries; on each side two narrow panels each filled in with a grooved oval boss surrounded by flat floral scroll-work; above and below are two square panels (one missing at the bottom), decorated with scrolled leafy bands enriched with volutes. There is an iron latch and two iron hinges, the upper part of which is a late 19th century restoration. On the back of the door is a plain, raised compartment on each of the nine panels, and an iron handle with foliated plate.

Missing lower right panel, (2006, Battersea)

Place of Origin

Burgundy (made)

Date

1600-1630 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak and wrought iron

Dimensions

:

Object history note

Originally purchased for £47. 15s. 5d. from Mons. G. Duseigneur, 18 Rue Séguier, Paris. RF25019/1901
'From a house at Chartres' 'cracked, chipped, repaired, pieces missing'
See also 88262/1901, 88304/1901, 23333/1901 containing report by Mr J.G. Jackson R.A.

See Adams, 'Décorations, Intérieures et meubles', pl. 9

Descriptive line

Door and framework of carved oak. French (Chartres), 1600-1630.

Materials

Oak; Wood; Iron

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Woodwork; Architectural fittings

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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