Casket - Gothic - Walnut - circa 1500

Description
Casket - Gothic - Walnut - circa 1500
Switzerland

Late Gothic marriage casket or so-called "Minnekästchen" in walnut, the lid decorated with the married couple : a knight with moustache in armor, resting on his shield and lance with banner & his wife, a lady dressed in long garments, which are draped in typical V-shape folds, holding a flower. Their crest placed above each other and repeated to both sides and front of the casket. The sides are also decorated with 2 fantastic creatures. Then casket is constructed with dove-tail joints and retained all the original iron-work (lock, hinges and key).

The interior is covered with a later textile.

Switzerland. Circa 1500.


Lot details
Object
Casket
Material
Walnut
Model/ Name
Minnekästchen or marriage casket
Style
Gothic
Estimated Period
circa 1500
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
9×29×20.5 cm
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