ORIGIN : LANGUEDOC, TOULOUSE WORKSHOPS
PERIOD : SECOND FRENCH RENAISSANCE, 1580
Height : 172 cm
Length : 131 cm
Depth : 53 cm
Gilt walnut wood
This two bodies cabinet shows in its upper part a triple arcature with four balusters. This architectural element gives depth to the body, highlighted by the gilt back upon which appears the carved elements.
Between two feather-quills the back is centred by concentric vegetal and flower motifs. This central decor is framed by two rectangle bearing similar ornaments. The decor follows the ternary rythm produced by the richly carved arcatures.
Carved between each baluster appears a lion mask accompanied by fruits and putti figures. The central part presents a smiling mask carried by two angels.
This credenza opens with two carved drawers in the belt separated by three putti headed consoles. Among leaved scrolls two winged putti hold a laurel wreath around the drawer knob.
The lower part is adorned by angel’s heads and fruit garlands around the two soberly moulded door-leaves panels. In between, the same ornament emphasizes the contrast of the panels and the carvings around, producing balance and harmony.
The credenza stands on four square feet.
The model of this cabinet appears during the 14th century. The purpose of the credenza is to present and keep valuable artifacts let it be tableware, jewels or even books.
With its refined structure decor and fair
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