Record details

  • generalData.title
    Writing desk
  • generalData.creationDate
    Final segle XVI
  • generalData.manufacture
    French manufacture
  • technicalData.measurements
    50,5 x 95 x 35,5 cm
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    Fine leather desk decorated with golden iron work. "Gold embossing", a leather decorative technique that is carried out with the application of hot irons, to which gold leaf is added to the surface of the leather and results in golden motifs with a certain low relief. There are few objects, boxes, chests, jewelry boxes and cases that are preserved. Specimens have been known since the 15th century, appearing in 16th century inventories, such as that of Francis I of France. The iron technique, dry or generally gilded, is used in a similar way in binding, using the same motifs: Mudejar themes, shields or emblems, such as the complete collection of the Dolphin Treasure cases, currently in the Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid.
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