An late 16th/early 17th Italian century carved and parcel-gilt walnut marriage casket or small cassone circa 1600
Lot 82
An late 16th/early 17th Italian century carved and parcel-gilt walnut marriage casket or small cassone
circa 1600
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An late 16th/early 17th Italian century carved and parcel-gilt walnut marriage casket or small cassone
circa 1600
the hinged, rectangular cover centred by a raised panel carved with a religous streetscene with figures before a preacher, probably depicting St. Francis of Assisi, above acanthus-carved moulded friezes, the cover with a border carved with a run of interlaced guilloche, the hinge and hasp sites carved with cherub masks, carved to the underside with Rebekah and Eliezer at the Well, within a parcel-gilt border of trailing foliage and flowers, the front frieze centred by a scroll-edged cartouche, with faint traces of lettering, flanked to either side by a saint beneath a pedimented portico, the sides and rear frieze carved with foliate scrolls and urns against a matted ground with traces of parcel gilding, the angles carved with angel caryatids, all above a flute-carved base moulding18.5cm x 39cm x 28.5cm.
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