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Chest with Coats of Arms

early 16th century
Oak, iron mounts; top and base restored
Overall: 32 3/4 x 70 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (83.2 x 178.4 x 71.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Beneath late Gothic ogee arches, the French royal coat of arms of Charles VIII (1483–98) and Francis I (1515–47) is combined with the family crests of their queens, Anne of Brittany and Claude de France, and the crest of Louise of Savoy, the mother of Francis I.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
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