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Fragment of an oak panel. Carved with a baluster-shaped stem with a festoon of beads, floral ornament and scrolls, and surmounted by a cherub's head with flowering stems above.
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Object history note
Purchased for £5: 'wormeaten, split and worn'.
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, 1500-50. Ex Peyre Collection.
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection