European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
CofferMade in France, Europe
or Lyon, France, Europe
Possibly made in Burgundy, France, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, French
Partially gilded walnut with wood and gilded paste inlays
1930-1-189Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930
LabelWith its masterful carving and elegant patterns achieved through wood and paste inlays, this coffer is an exceptional piece of French Renaissance cabinetry. The oval on the top would have been filled with some kind of decoration, perhaps originally with an enamel plaque.
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