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Early 17th C Spanish Colonial Carved Walnut Chest


£1,950 | $2,596 USD | €2,209 EUR
Item Number: SA699269
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Durham House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


An elaborately carved walnut chest with traces of polychrome. The cassone-style lid with swept edge moulding. The front carved with a motif of scrolling foliage with flowers, birds, and two figures, the sides carved variously with a figure flanked by two heraldic lions, and with a double-headed eagle. The interior is fitted with two compartments whilst the lid is painted with a black foliate motif on a red ground.
Although the shape of the lid is reminiscent of Italian cassone, or marriage chests, the style of the carving suggests instead that the chest originated somewhere in the Spanish colonies. The unusual heraldic lions, in particular, recall other Spanish colonial works and can be seen on South American embossed leather chests, for symbolic of the Hapsburg family who were the rulers of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.
Measurements: 16" (41cm) High x 35" (89cm) Wide x 19" (48cm) Deep
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 41 cm (16.1")
Width = 89 cm (35.0")
Depth = 48 cm (18.9")

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Durham House Antiques
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GL54 1AA
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