Oak Panelling From A House At Waltham

Early sixteenth century. (1520).

Victoria and Albert Museum.

drils of vine and bunches of grapes, by cusping, as in Fig. 273, or with purely Renaissance ornament. That the parchemin, and the vertically-moulded panel of the linenfold description, both have a common origin, in the decorative use of a central rib, is almost certain.

The moulded and the linenfold panels occur, during the early sixteenth century, in conjunction with Renaissance motives, sometimes the linenfold being used for the lower and the cartouche and Italian ornament for the upper tiers of panels.

The subject of the introduction of the Italian Renaissance into England is a complicated one. That the first notable expression of this manner was the tomb of Henry \ II

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