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Heraldic panel

Heraldic panel

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oak, carved and partly gilded

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oak panel, carved with a salamander crowned amid flames, the badge of Francois I, and with gilded highlights. Stamped EP (for Emile Peyre)

Place of Origin

France (made)


1500-1550 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Oak, carved and partly gilded


Height: 44.8 cm, Width: 32.3 cm, Depth: 4 cm approx.

Object history note

Bought from Emile Peyre for £24.

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.

Descriptive line

French, 1500-1550, carved. Ex Peyre Collection.




Carving; Gilding


Woodwork; Renaissance (French)


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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