Unknown1551-1600 (Segunda mitad S. XVI)

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Writing table of the "bridged foot" type in walnut with a prismatic structure with a one-piece top with moulded corners forming a trimming of oval shapes and side projection. Under the top the four supports are fitted individually, forming grooved columns. On the inside of the shaft of each of these columns the head of an angel is carved and they are crowned with a renaissance Corinthian capitel. The bottoms are united two by two by long feet or wedges, finished off with a stylised lion's claw. The bridge is united to the feet through zones that have a carving on the front with the motif of an extended imperial eagle, which fits into double crossbeams with screws. This bridge forms a central arcade of thick columns that are finished off at the bottom with a festoon and at the top with pinnacles.

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  • Title: Table
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1551-1600 (Segunda mitad S. XVI)
  • Location: Castilla, Spain (Europe)
  • Physical Dimensions: h: 79 cm; width: 131,5 cm; depth: 53 cm
  • Type: Furniture
  • Medium: carved and assembled wood; hardware: wrought Iron