Dresser (Dressoir or Buffet)

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1525

Medium:
Oak

Dimensions:
57 1/16 x 44 1/2 inches (144.9 x 113 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 254, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (Rubenstein Gallery)

Accession Number:
1930-1-180

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930

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Label:
The form of this dresser continues a late-medieval type. However, the carved decoration juxtaposes two styles: an older taste with linenfold panels (seen on the bottom) and variously decorated columns topped by fanciful but not yet classicized beasts; and a newer, Italianate taste with heads and ornamental panels in the ancient Roman style.


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