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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oak panel, comprised of the upper portions of two panels fitted together. One part is carved with two cornucopiae terminating in dolphins' heads, which are arranged about a central stem springing from a vase shaped ornament, and the other part with floral ornament. Each panel has a Gothic arch at the top, two of the spandrels being filled with leaf ornament and two with grotesque masks.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1500-1550 (made)

Object history note

Purchased for £5: 'wormeaten 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.

Descriptive line

Oak panel, French, 1500-50. Ex Peyre Collection.


Woodwork; Renaissance (French)


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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