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Window grille with heart motif

LS 4640

Date : fin XVe | Medium : Wrought iron

This heart-patterned grilled was supported by a solid checked pattern of twisted iron, held in place by floral rivets. A quadruple row of hearts winds skilfully through the corners. The hearts alternate visually with floral motifs. It was thought in the nineteenth century that this grille came from a mansion belonging to Jacques Coeur, although this in fact unlikely. This heart décor enhances and refines the lobe pattern, characteristic of late Gothic art.