Tudor carved oak looking glass frame
W 15.5" × H 15.5" × D 15.5"
Stock # MARH0197
Tudor carved oak looking glass frame. An exceedingly rare example of an early sixteenth-century small-scale movable furnishing carved with motifs commonly seen on Tudor period joinery. The perimeter of the frame is carved with an early form of guilloche motif that also appears on the framing members of an early sixteenth-century bedhead illustrated as Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, fig. 4:18b, p. 420. Dramatic leaf and bud spandrels of a type commonly seen on Tudor woodwork are carved at each corner. Dry, natural surface with traces of polychromy. Glass and backboard replaced.