An iron-mounted and leather travelling chest
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An iron-mounted and leather travelling chest

PROBABLY FRENCH, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

Details
An iron-mounted and leather travelling chest
Probably French, late 16th/early 17th Century
Banded overall, the domed hinged top enclosing a plain interior, the front with two locks, the sides with carrying handles
56cm. high x 122cm. wide x 45cm. deep
Special notice

Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

Lot Essay

Comparable chests can be seen in the painting entitled The confiscation of the contents of a painter's studio by François Bunel II (1550 - 1593?), now in the Mauritshuis, see T. Albrecht, Truhen.Kisten.Laden, Petersberg, 1997, pp. 15, Abb. 6.
François Bunel II was painter to Henri IV of Bourbon, later to become the King of France. This painting can be dated to circa 1590.

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