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Tabernacle frame

Walnut, carved with pastiglia, gilded and painted. Base and entablature of principle frame has symmetrical ornaments, masks, eagles, dolphins, between classic moldings. The sides are formed by pilasters with vase motives. The inner frame decorated with arabesques in gold on black ground.

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Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley

Italian, about 1500

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construction: softwood (pine wood?), mouldings: close-grained hardwood (basswood?) carved, pastiglia, sgraffito




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