Spanish Colonial Oak Chest on Stand, 18th Century to early 19th Century, the top having carved portraits of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in good condition, the top opens with a support. Dimensions including the stand H:41" L:39" D:22" Chest itself H:20.5" W:35.5" D:20". Primary wood is Oak with images of Saints in arched Gothic colums, the base is with same motif and probably of the same period. A further description of Continental antique furniture: From the beginning of the Renaissance in the early 15th century, there were changes in furniture forms that were to spread over Europe. The growth of a wealthy and powerful bourgeoisie caused the building of more substantial houses and a demand for good furniture. In general the cassone, or marriage coffer (hope chest), was a form on which the craftsman's skill was lavished. In addition to elaborate relief work and gilding, these coffers often were painted on the front and sides and occasionally inside the lid as well, with appropriate biblical or mythological scenes. Located in the heart of Summerland, California, Lifestyle Antiques & Interiors offers the finest high-end Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Home Furnishings on the South Coast. We feature a rich collection from Europe, specializing in Italian Furniture, French and Spanish. The elegant collection varies from antique and Murano lamps, decorative pillows, Chandeliers, Mirrors and a fine selection of home furnishings. Just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For your convenience you may shop on line: www.lifestyleantiques.com. This is a fine example of Spanish Colonial Oak Chest of high relief portraits: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella displayed on a stand with detailed figural carvings and architectural details, when you open the cassone (chest) you have the support for the top lid, in good condition and patina both Chest and stand.
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