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Oak panel, carved with a salamander crowned amid flames, the badge of Francois I, and with gilded highlights. Stamped EP (for Emile Peyre)
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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.
French, 1500-1550, carved. Ex Peyre Collection.
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection