Artist/maker unknown, French

Made in France, Europe
or Lyon, France, Europe
Possibly made in Burgundy, France, Europe


Partially gilded walnut with wood and gilded paste inlays

13 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 18 inches (34.9 x 38.7 x 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

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

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Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930

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With 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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