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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed and gilded leather

  • Museum number:

    W.24-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gilt leather panel with a design of fruit, flowers and leaves. Some of the flowers and fruits are silvered, and some of the outlines painted in a green-glaze, the ground is in a red-glaze. The gilt parts have been stamped with six different punches. The panel is one of a pair, the other one is the reverse of this panel. However, to see the pattern in full effect, at least six panels need to be joined.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1730-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embossed and gilded leather

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm, Width: 50.4 cm

Descriptive line

Gilt leather panel with a design of fruit, flowers and leaves. Some of the flowers and fruits are silvered, and some of the outlines painted in a green-glaze, the ground is in a red-glaze. The gilt parts have been stamped with six different punches, England, ca. 1730-1750.

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

John W. Waterer, Leather Craftmanship, London 1968, plate 20
John W. Waterer, Spanish Leather, London 1971, plate 61a & b

Materials

Leather

Techniques

Embossing; Gilding

Categories

Wall coverings; Interiors; Leather

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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