c. 1580 Italy

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An Italian Walnut Renaissance Table Box, circa 1580, in the form of a miniature Cassone. It has a central drop front panel carved from one board, with a cartouche framed within a double scroll motif supporting a pair of abstract leaves repeated to the top, bottom and sides. Within the cartouche is a scene depicting a Sea Monster which has a crowned figure riding it with his cloak billowing out in the breeze behind him. It is built onto a moulded plinth with the base below the pillars repeating the scroll motif. On either side of the drop front the upper section of the pillars has a striking representation incorporating a face into a helmet , above wings dropping from their cheeks, and a beard turning into another abstract foliate decoration. Both the lid, and the drop front, would originally have had pin hinges, but they have all been subsequently fitted with stronger replacements.
Height 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Width 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
Depth 32.00 cm (12.60 inches)
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Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
Also Edenbridge Galleries
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Edenbridge, Kent

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