Rare and beautiful set of six embossed leather... - Lot 44 - Pierre Bergé & Associés

Lot 44
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Rare and beautiful set of six embossed leather... - Lot 44 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Rare and beautiful set of six embossed leather panels, gilded and painted "au naturel" in molded and gilded frames. They feature wickerwork motif backgrounds, decorated with intertwined leafy stems drawing flower-embellished reserves. Southern Netherlands, Brussels or Mechelen. Third quarter of the 18th century. Leather: H_143 cm W_67 cm. Frames: H_152.5 L_77.5 cm. Restorations and accidents. The Southern Netherlands developed an important gilded leather industry. Part of the Habsburg possessions since 1477, they maintained close trade links with Spain, notably through the port of Antwerp; it is likely that the first gilded leathers were imported via this route. The main gilded leather manufacturers in the southern Netherlands were located in Mechelen, as well as in the cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Lille. Bibliography: Fig. 1-GOLDEN LEATHER, CORDOUE LEATHER A European art. Jean-Pierre Fournet. Edition Monelle Hayot, 2019. Fig. 229, page 163. Expert: Stéphane Pépe
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