A rare, Genoese, Bambocci, walnut cassettone bearing the arms of either Restes or Roger de Cahussac both of Languedoc carved on the central drawer. Both families, according to Renesse’s Figures Heraldiques, have arms bearing a fess and a wheel

September 18, 2019 2:09 pm Published by

These cassettone’s are very rare, there is an example in the V&A. The central drawer with a carved coat of arms is most unusual as they generally feature grotesque masques. The quality of the carving of the bambocci figures is exceptional

According to Renesse’s Figures Heraldiques, both Restes & Roger de Cahussac of Languedoc have arms bearing a fess and a wheel. The finely carved figures are a feature of these cassettone’s.

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