Lot 61

A fine Renaissance wedding casket, Antwerp, late 16th century

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 91 Lots

Starting Price € 3,000

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Description

The rectangular casket made of softwood, with a domed, hinged lid and four conical brass feet. The sides and lid entirely covered in embossed leather, the lower surface gilt leather. Hunting or mythological scenes in the centre of each surface, framed by an ornamental border. The interior lined in crimson silk, one narrow side can be pulled upwards to reveal two small drawers on the inside. The lock on the front with the original key, the lid with a movable brass handle, a small, fully sculptured lion's head with a ring in its maw on the sides. Dimensions 21 x 14.8 x 19 cm.
A very similar casket can be found in the holdings of the German Leather Museum in Offenbach. Literature: Lederlust, Meisterwerke der angewandten Kunst aus dem Deutschen Ledermuseum Offenbach, various authors, p. 100 f, Bielefeld 2006.
Provenance: From a Dutch collection.
Condition: II
Condition Report:
In good condition, commensurate with its age. Showing slight traces of age and use. Minimally restored. Questions about the lot?

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