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Oak panel, carved with Gothic tracery, amid which is a shield bearing a merchant's mark.
Place of Origin
Object history note
Purchased for £40: 'wormeaten and split'.
This panel was formerly in the collection of Emile Peyre (1824-1904), a notable Parisian collector of French medieval and renaissance artefacts. In 1895 the South Kensington Museum (renamed the V&A in 1900), bought over 300 pieces of furniture and woodwork from him, (as well as sculpture and metalwork), at a cost of £11,878. 16s. 9d.
Oak panel from the Cluny Abbey (or Cluni, or Clugny), France. Early 16th century
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
ROWE, Eleanor (ed.), French Wood Carvings from the National Museums
First Series - Late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries (London, 1896), pl.IV
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection