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  • Date:

    1480-1520 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    walnut, beech, pine, carving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

SWISS: late 15th or early 16th century
Table of carved walnut, beech and pine. Below the plain top is a compartment fitted with a shelf round three sides, resting on supports carved with leaf-work and rosettes; the four sides of this compartment are carved outside with wavy stems of Gothic leafage. In front is a shaped lockplate with applied scrolls. The whole rests on two wide supports broadening out at the base and connected by two plain stretchers fastened by wooden wedges.


1480-1520 (made)

Materials and Techniques

walnut, beech, pine, carving


Height: 75.5 cm, Width: 120 cm, Depth: 101 cm, Height: 157 cm with lid fully raised, Depth: 75 cm with lid fully raised

Object history note

Purchased with numbers 76-84 and 131-1908 for a total of £397 4s. 4d.

Historical context note

Comparable objects
Ferenc Batári, and Erzsébet Vadászi ; edited by Elvira Király : Art of furniture-making from the Gothic to the Biedermeier: European Furniture from the 15th to the 19th Century in the Nagytétény
Castle Museum ([Budapest : Museum of Applied Arts], 2002.), nos.9 and 21, p.14 (Transylvania c1500, Hungary 1598)

Descriptive line

Swiss, 1480-1520, walnut, beech, pine, 52/3047

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Eric Mercer, The Social History of the Decorative Arts - Furniture 700-1700 (London 1969), pl 78.


Walnut; Beech; Pine




Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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