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Combined with scrolling foliage, fantastic figures, and other ornamental elements—for example, the music-playing putti seen here—bearded and helmeted warriors surrounded by wreaths were a popular motif in French furniture. Prints by Italian artists such as Marcantonio Raimondi (ca. 1480–before 1534) and northerners such as Virgil Solis (1514–1562) were an important source for the antique-inspired profile heads.

Panel, Carved walnut, French

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