Gothic carved dressoir

Circa 1460 - 1480
Northern France

W 39 3/4 × H 42 1/2 × D 17 3/4

Stock # Marh341


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Northern French flamboyant Gothic dressoir. The front with two ornately carved flamboyant tracery doors with lock plates flanking a centre panel depicting St Michael spearing the dragon above with a rich canopy of pierced fleurs de lys, and below two fixed panels of tracery. Side panels superbly carved with tracery and another fixed panel below. This dressoir of small proportions is near identical to one in the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shown in Fred Roe's book Ancient coffers and cupboards on page 73. Also pictured in Murray Adams-Action, Domestic Architecture and old furniture on page 27, fig 43. No credence / dressoir better illustrates the perfection attained by the Gothic carver than both this example and the one in the Victoria and Albert Museum.