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Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520
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Period :
16th century
Origin :
Loire Castle
Medium :
Walnut
Dimensions :
l. 37.4 inch X H. 88.58 inch
Furniture  - Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520 16th century - Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520 Renaissance - Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520 Antiquités - Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520
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Rare French Renaissance Walnut Throne François 1st Period Circa 1520

Chair trunk walnut antique François 1er
Ceremonial chair high back walnut, linden and ebony carved with the lower part and locker.

The armrests fluted windings.

The file has two framed panels and carved pilasters topped with capitals and cornices.

Arabesque décor, chimeras, animals, devils, seraphim, horses, helmets, armor ....

The upper central panel is carved with a scene depicting a man being eaten by birds, this is God's punishment for fishermen.

To make the scene even more important sculptor used the ebony color which contrasts with the rest of the record.

Perfect condition, hinges, backgrounds cornices.

High. 225cm, width. 95cm, Prof. 48 cm.

Work of the Loire Valley or region Lyonnaise period François 1st 1520.

Function:
This type of throne was used by the person holding the civil or religious authority (often the same person) to teach or justice.
Only high officials had chairs also called "cathèdres" when they were for a bishop.
[...] We know that the distinction between the cathedrals and other churches is quite artificial, since enough, on the occasion of a party, will draw the cathedra of a bishop, for a Cathedral church became momentarily. - (Proust, Chronicles, page 167, 1922)
It could also serve as a hearing throne to justice.
This is also may be the case of our model whose sculptures represent God's punishment.

Stylistic Study:
The furniture structure is treated as a piece of architecture with pilasters, capitals, cornices ....
The lower part is still Gothic form with his chest two panels hinged lid and wrought iron.
The grotesque motifs are typical of the 1st French renaissance and Bellifontaine school.
While the reign of Louis XII fashion is to gargoyles human faces, under François 1st, animals (real and imaginary) take over and are incorporated into the decor.
The presence of a seraph is typical of decorative arts of the early 16th century, is a recurring motif in Primaticcio, Perugino ...

Comparative analysis:
We find the same structure and the same carved capitals of angels and windings on the oak dresser in the Museum of Decorative Arts.
The trunk chairs presented on page 88 and 106 of the book "French furniture from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance" by Jacqueline Boccador.
The structures with pilasters and the grotesque decorations of the monuments of that time, the lying of Louis XII in St Denis (1516), for example but also the frames of paintings by Perugino, ceramics Della Robbia brothers ...

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

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Chest & Trunk Renaissance