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The slow arrival of renaissance influence on English furniture: a study of the 1519 Silkstede, Shanklin and the 1539 Garstang, Cirencester chests

Pickvance, Chris (2015) The slow arrival of renaissance influence on English furniture: a study of the 1519 Silkstede, Shanklin and the 1539 Garstang, Cirencester chests. Regional Furniture, 29 . pp. 101-130. ISSN 0953-0800.

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Abstract

The article makes a detailed study of two dated 16th century chests. It is argued that the Thomas Silkstede chest now in Shanklin was made by French craftsmen in Winchester in 1519, whereas the Garstang chest was made in Cirencester in 1539. The carving of the former is in full 'first renaissance' style, whereas the latter has a mixture of gothic, heraldic and renaissance decorative features. The two chests are presented as illustrating the very slow arrival of renaissance influence on English furniture. Comparisons are made with other pieces of 16th century English and French furniture

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: renaissance furniture chests 16th century Thomas Silkstede Shanklin Cirencester Winchester French craftsmen
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Chris Pickvance
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2015 15:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52435 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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