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Width 67", height 33", depth 26".


A French Gothic Medieval oak chest, second half of the 15th century, with early repetitive Gothic tracery decoration.  On the sides is carved the earliest form of linenfold pattern, called "parchemin" (a low relief carving formed like a sheet of paper or piece of linen folded in half and then spread out with the sharp centered fold running vertically, and the top and bottom running out to the corners of the panel, with something of the appearance of an opened book).


Overall excellent condition with little wear for it's age.  Top is an old replacement with no latch.  The carved columns on the front are old and may be original, but these were often lost and replaced, and their age cannot be determined with certainty.  No key.

A French Gothic Medieval oak chest, 15th century (U21)

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