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|Northern French or English, c.1540|
Probably the finest and most beautifully carved Romayne panel to appear on the market in a generation.
This wonderful piece dates from the period of Henry VIII and depicts an exuberant scene of a courtship and wedding and both characters can be seen with purses representing the dowry that will be presented. Presumably from a piece of furniture commissioned for the wedding this is an extremely unusual scene for such an early carving and is charmingly conceived with the couple spiritedly dancing together.
The present example displays the influence of Northern French carving particularly in the arcading surrounding the couple although at first glance the timber used would appear to be English.
The panel could have been produced in Northern France, possibly Normandy or may have been carved by an itinerant worker in England, most likely in the West Country.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: Height: 21 1/4 ins; Width: 12 1/2 ins|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art|
|Secondary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Architectural and Garden : Paneling|
|Romayne panels are so called as they show the Roman influence of the burgeoning Renaissance in Northern Europe in the sixteenth century and often depict non-religious characters in Italianate architectural settings, as with the present example.|
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