7584Re: [MedievalSawdust] Research project...
- Dec 31, 2006I'm positive the 13th and 14th century people took perfectly good care
of their stuff - it was those damn barbarians of the 16th and 17th
centuries that wrecked it all.
As for a 13th/14th c. trestle table - good luck. Painters and
illuminators were apparently a lot more impressed by cloth draperies
than by the furniture under them... I do have a closeup of a painting
from the Musee des Arts decoratifs that I think might be very late 14th,
in which you can see the front of a tripod trestle. The
trestle-to-table connection is, of course, obscured by drapery. If you
find anything better let me know, I've been searching for years.
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