Prie Dieu

Prie Dieu

c. 1650 Italy

Offered by Joanna Booth

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Italian, circa 1650. Walnut with inlay. An interesting Prie dieu with two hidden drawers.
The Prie dieu has come to be the name applied to a prayer desk, often shown in early italian paintings of the Annunciation or in the study of St. Augustine where it is usually shown with a chair and with a
sloping top for reading.
See ‘Thornton Peter The Italian Renaissance Interior’
Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1991
Dimensions
Height 93.00 cm (36.61 inches)
Width 69.00 cm (27.17 inches)
Depth 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Joanna Booth

Joanna Booth
PO Box 50886
London
SW3 5YH

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