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    A Framed Italian Renaissance Intarsia Panel in Two-Parts, circa 1550
    17 inches high x 30-1/2 inches wide (43.2 x 77.5 cm)

    The masterfully crafted panel consisting of two door panels united in one frame, composed of East Indian Rosewood, maple, walnut, spindle-wood, oak, mahogany, various fruitwoods including pear or cherry, with bog oak possibly used for areas with green shading, depicting with great precision and attention to carved detail a battle, possibly the Battle of Pavia during the Italian Wars (1521-1526), with strategic commanders and a foreshortened knight on horseback in foreground before soldiers on foot and horse, walled fortress to center, and cannoneers amid architecture and tents on a rolling terrain traversed by a river.

    This lot includes a photograph of the framed panels in situ in a late 19th century interior setting.

    The framed panel and photograph were purchased in 2013 from an estate sale in Boise, Idaho. Accompanying the panel is the family story that following WWII, the panels and photograph were brought to the U.S. by an American serviceman who fought in the European Theater.






    Condition Report*: Fading of the pigment indicative of age as well as cracking throughout, missing chips of intarsia to the pikes and cannoneer's body to the extreme right. Ebonized wood frame with paper backed pine panels to verso, scuffing and chips to the frame. Framed Dimensions 22.375 x 36 Inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-22nd Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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