- Place of origin:
- Museum number:
- Gallery location:
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
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.
Oak panel, French, 1500-50. Ex Peyre Collection.
Woodwork; Renaissance (French)
Furniture and Woodwork Collection