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Traces of gilt, contained in a collectors velvet covered frame
Cracks, old repairs and restoration
Size: 14.5cm high, 14cm wide – 5¾ ins high, 5½ ins wide
The main products of these so called ‘carvers of minor works’ were these small tableaux decorated with mythological and biblical subjects that were made until well into the first half of the 17th century. Ranging in size from 10 to 12 centimetres they were set into frames and then gilders would enliven the scenes with gold highlights.