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Walnut panel, carved with the letter A(ve), composed of leafy scrolls and enclosed within a triple framework. Consisting of a circular medallion, a lozenge and a rectangle, each outlined by raised mouldings.
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Object history note
Purchased for £15: 'wormeaten and slightly 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.
walnut; French, 1500-1550, Ex Peyre Collection.
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection