A North Italian Renaissance style painted and parcel gilt gesso and wood tabernacle frame, probably Tuscany, incorporating old elements
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
A North Italian Renaissance style painted and parcel gilt gesso and wood tabernacle frame, probably Tuscany,
incorporating old elements
the entablature frieze, pilasters and predella applied with gilt grotesques elements in relief; the triangular, dentilated pediment and frieze, above Corinthian pilasters on each side, the predella with a guilloche frieze flanked by gilt trophies and an antependium with volutes centred by a ribboned cartouche inscribed 'AVE'
158 by 92 by 18cm; 5ft. 2 1/4 in., 3ft. 1/4 in., 7 1/8 in.
In overall good condition. With very minor old marks, scratches, rubbing and chipping to gilding and paint, all consistent with age and use. The pediment with one elongated section with dentils slightly loose, this would benefit from being securely re-attached. Some lines of construction visible and some associated chipping.
There is evidence of an old woodworm activity which no longer appears to be active.
Hooks at the back for hanging.
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The present frame evokes the typical type of frames that were produced in Tuscany in the late 15th century with grotesques ornaments. An almost identical frame was in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. 07.287.17) and previously belonged to the American architect Stanford White (1853-1906). The later frame is illustrated in Italian Renaissance Frames (T. J. Newbery et al., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990) and was then dated from the late 15th century.
The first bearer of this name, Hugo, is mentioned in 1136, naming himself after Liechtenstein Castle in the south of Vienna. Across the next few centuries, the family properties enlarged into Lower Austria and South Moravia. From the early 19th century until the Second World War, the Liechtenstein collections were housed and exhibited in the Garden Palace in Vienna. With much strategy involved, the collections largely survived the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the turbulences of World War II. With the reopenings of the Liechtenstein Museum in 2004, the collection was once again put on view for the public to enjoy.