Monthly Archives: August 2013

All Out of Square, Goffano Part 1

A coopered top might be the most some think of when it comes to curvature on a boarded chest. A little poking around discovers that square bodies with a curved top isn’t anything close to the end of the line, … Continue reading

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Trompe L’oeil, or whatever that is in Medieval Italian.

Skipping ahead for a bit, I wanted to take a moment to look at a peculiar decorative technique on a couple of these boarded chests. A cursory look at this chest appears to be a frame and panel construction, despite … Continue reading

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Leave it to the Italians for Great Embellishment.

When people think of boarded chests, they usually think of six boards nailed together in a rectangle. Some nice hinge might be all the decoration they ascribe and usually these chests are reproduced without any painting or embellishment. It tends … Continue reading

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Norse Boarded Chests

In our studies of boarded chests so far we have come up against a couple of details that point to distinct sub-sets within the type. Unlike much of Continental Europe, Scandinavia did not have quite the level of Greco-Roman influence … Continue reading

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