Oak storage wardrobe – from a monastery – 17ᵗʰ century – Burgundy
A veritable masterpiece created by a 17ᵗʰ century “image maker” (the name attributed to wood carvers), this storage wardrobe stood proudly in a monastery that used to produce Burgundy wine. It bears witness to this noble activity with an abundance of symbols:
- Four faces of Bacchus – Roman god of wine – are carved on the four panels of the doors.
- In the centre of the upper crosspiece, the face of a winemaker monk emerges out of a vine branch motif.
- An ode to nature, the framework is decorated with bird feathers.
- The lower part, the storage space, is adorned with flowers and a beaded interlace pattern.
Reference : MP005