Choir stall panels

Johann Justus Schacht

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

After the secularization of the monastery in 1787 the choir stalls were sold to the cathedral in Trier. Marquetry panels with scenes of the lives of the Carthusians were replaced by nonfigurative marquetry panels, and the carved figures were added at that time. The choir stalls remained at Trier until 1890, when part of the paneling was sold following the restoration of the cathedral.

Choir stall panels, Johann Justus Schacht with collaborators, Panel: oak veneered with walnut, boxwod, rosewood, ebony, maple, and other woods, ivory, green-stained horn, and pewter; figures: carved and painted limewood, German, Mainz

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