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Oak panelling. Carved with Gothic tracery. In the centre is a shield bearing rosette, and on either side is a grotesque head. In a long compartment below is a monster's head from which issues an oak branch bearing leaves and acorns. This panel is represented in the Portfolio of the Arts Decoratifs, Vol. V, p.411
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Object history note
Purchased for £40: 'in two pieces, wormeaten and chipped'.
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; Northern French, 1450-1499. Ex Peyre Collection.
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection