Large Antique Oak Renaissance Trunk from Normandy France

SKU: 909-20 Category:

$9,600.00

Large Antique Oak Renaissance Trunk from Normandy France

SKU: 909-20 Category:

$9,600.00

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Description

From Normandy, this magnificent French trunk is made largely of period Renaissance elements of the 16th century. The long front panel of maidens dancing in a garden with foliage and flowers, typical of the period. The entire front panel opens downward with a turn of the key. Turned and fluted pilasters flank the panel as well as other motifs of gadrooned, stylized coins and fleuron, pinnae, and bandwork. The sides of the trunk feature more bandwork and fretwork in undulating heights. At its corners are large caryatides upholding fruit in stylized acanthus vegetation and resting upon a base of volutes and mascarons. The base or lower pediment has motifs of stylized florets and medallions and the four feet are block. The top board and some other structural boards were replaced in the 19th century. *Please note, we have added a support chain to the front panel (not shown in photos)

CONDITION: Very good condition with minor age separations, old oil mark on back (not visible), minor nicks and rubs

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Renaissance

Age

Largely composed of 16th century elements

Dimensions

H=31 3/4, L=63 5/8, D=28 1/4

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Description

From Normandy, this magnificent French trunk is made largely of period Renaissance elements of the 16th century. The long front panel of maidens dancing in a garden with foliage and flowers, typical of the period. The entire front panel opens downward with a turn of the key. Turned and fluted pilasters flank the panel as well as other motifs of gadrooned, stylized coins and fleuron, pinnae, and bandwork. The sides of the trunk feature more bandwork and fretwork in undulating heights. At its corners are large caryatides upholding fruit in stylized acanthus vegetation and resting upon a base of volutes and mascarons. The base or lower pediment has motifs of stylized florets and medallions and the four feet are block. The top board and some other structural boards were replaced in the 19th century. *Please note, we have added a support chain to the front panel (not shown in photos)

CONDITION: Very good condition with minor age separations, old oil mark on back (not visible), minor nicks and rubs

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Renaissance

Age

Largely composed of 16th century elements

Dimensions

H=31 3/4, L=63 5/8, D=28 1/4

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION