Renaissance Credenza in oak - 17ᵗʰ century - South-West
Renaissance Credenza in oak - 17ᵗʰ century - South-West

Renaissance Credenza in oak - 17ᵗʰ century - South-West

From bottom to top, let’s examine this exceptional piece. Placed on rave feet supporting a low cornice with gadrooned patterns, this credenza rests on twisted balusters which support the essential: its recessed body with a door framed by two fully sculpted drawers.
At first glance, we are struck by the ornamental finesse of this Renaissance gem, obviously shaped by a talented image maker, as we then called wood sculptors.

The bottom drawer and its delicate fruit decor
The bottom drawer and its delicate fruit decor
Figure of Bacchus surrounded by vine branches, feat of the Renaissance image maker author of this work.
Figure of Bacchus surrounded by vine branches, feat of the Renaissance image maker author of this work.

In more detail, we discover on its lower part a decoration of palm leaves and on the upper part a decoration of vine branches – (pampres in french) – surrounding the figure of Bacchus.
Originally from a viticultural land, this ceremonial piece of furniture, intended to present the pewter crockery of the time, was ultimately intended to display the social success of its owner in the eyes of all.

Price: on demand.
Dimensions: width 83 cm, height 156 cm, depth 53 cm.
Reference number: ME034

Rave feet and low cornice with gadrooned patterns
Rave feet and low cornice with gadrooned patterns
Twisted balusters and palm leaf decoration on the lower panel
Twisted balusters and palm leaf decoration on the lower panel
Finesse and exuberance demonstrated the social success of its sponsor.
Finesse and exuberance demonstrated the social success of its sponsor.
This ceremonial piece of furniture was intended to present the tin dishes of the time.
This ceremonial piece of furniture was intended to present the tin dishes of the time.

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