16th C Carving

16th C Carving

1530 Franco Flemish

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Oak Franco Flemish section of panelling with two large panels separated by a narrow central dividing panel, circa 1530. The quality of the carving is exceptional with all of the Renaissance motifs and devices one associates with an item that was clearly made for the top end of society. The left hand panel has a Romayne head set in a scallop shell and resting on a classical urn , either side of which are two Basilisks. To either side of the shell are a pair of mythical beasts, possibly Wyverns, which join into the top decorative section of scrolling foliate and curlycue work. The right hand panel has another bearded Ropmayne head, this time set within a garland onn an urn but with fabulous birds either side eating fruit. Above the head is a complex foliate design within which at the top ia a pair of heads of fierce beasts. The central panel also has an urn as its foundatiion above which are more intricate foliate patterns leading to the upper torso, head and wings of an Angel with upturned arms at the top. The design content of this piece is a triumph in the way that each panel uses connecting elementsto unify the overall effect of the imagery. The outer framing is later, whilst the inner framing whilst period, has been reconstructed.
Height 60.50 cm (23.82 inches)
Width 130.00 cm (51.18 inches)
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