Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket
Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket

Antique Hand Carved Neo Renaissance c.1700s Chimera Panel Made into c.1800s 19.25" Long Box, Jewelry Casket

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I've had this old beauty for over a decade now, a personal favorite on display in my own homes. As you can tell, I love the old carved panels salvaged from cabinetry and paneling in grand old chateau and homes, villas. There are so many ways to incorporate them into your decor: recessed cabinets for wine, fronts for vanity chests in bathrooms, facing for the cabinetry in your own kitchen, or, as you see it here, made up into a fabulous large table box or chest. This panel has been incorporated into a 19th century table or documents box, a chest, really, at 19.5" long. The old French interior in claret red silk satin, deep tuck/tufted work that is in superb condition. There are 3 ornate handles, each side but the back. Perhaps made as a bride's trousseau box, or a documents box, or just a very large jewelry box, it preserves and enhances this much earlier carving of a chimera. Panels like this bas relief carved panel are truly works of art in sculpture. Perhaps Italian Master carver on the lid panel, and a very adept cabinetry Master a century or more later creating the box. The base is 19 1/4” x 9.5”, lid is 181/4” x 8 3/4”, around 4 3/4” tall

Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Combination of a superb and excellently preserved Neo Renaissance panel up top that dates a century or more earlier, and a box built incorporating it some time in mid-1800s, it survives all that time without damage notable. Feels like it ought to be in the Medici Palace in Florence, doesn't it. The length overall is 19.25" - substantial. My records show I sold this box in 2013 for $2500.00, and then happily bought it back from that customer a few years later and have just kept it. Some pieces, once they sell, I regret parting with them. One such case. But it's time to downsize myself. I don't think it will last long now that it's listed again. Sigh. The base is 19 1/4” x 9.5”, lid is 181/4” x 8 3/4”, around 4 3/4” tall