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A FLEMISH CARVED WALNUT AND BLUE-PAINTED BOISERIE PANEL
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A FLEMISH CARVED WALNUT AND BLUE-PAINTED BOISERIE PANEL

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A FLEMISH CARVED WALNUT AND BLUE-PAINTED BOISERIE PANEL
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The central panel depicting cavorting putti beneath a bust of Bacchus, the background later decorated, within an egg-and-dart moulded frame, the reverse of the panel inscribed in ink 'C.M. Kleinknecht (further inscription indistinct)', also inscribed in paint '559.'
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 59½ in. (151 cm.) wide
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This bas-relief pastoral tablet, likely to have been sculpted to hang above a door, celebrates lyric poetry and the Season of Autumn, and is conceived in the late l8th Century French/antique manner. The playing youths of antiquity, with thyrsus, pipe and poetic laurel-garland celebrate the vintage feast of Bacchus, and dance at an altar displaying the wine-deity's vine-festooned bust.

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