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Renaissance Revival Parcel Gilt Cassone with Marbleized Leather Panels

About the Item

A grand Renaissance Revival coffer in the the style of 15th century Florence. The intricately carved and scribed lid with gadrooned edge displays a pomegranate motif originating from the Ottoman Empire and popular in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. The case of the piece is decorated with Composite order pilasters, and in between these columns are five richly colored leather panels commissioned from New Orleans artist Micah McGrath. On the whole, this astounding chest has worn beautifully with its original gilding well preserved in the midsection while the top has mellowed with the exposure of its red clay bole giving it a terra cotta coloring, which complements the amber effects of the leather paneling.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24 in (60.96 cm)Width: 47.5 in (120.65 cm)Depth: 27 in (68.58 cm)
  • Style:
    Renaissance (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1880
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. The coffer has been cleaned and conserved and the gilt surfaces stabilized. Modern leather panels supplied by Micah McGrath. The sides and lower moulding particularly show signs of wear, though pleasingly.
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2553328958712
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