Inscribed, l.l. corner: SAN MINIATO FLORENCE JAN 13th 12 SCALE 1/8" = 1 INCH Inscribed: imitates in stone the repeated designs and rhythms of Near Eastern textiles Inscribed: EVERY SQARE DIFFERENT. 4 MOTIFS.
Inscription above the beam: Flatly carved in the wood ; below: Venice April 1st Notation next to band of ornamentation on right of shield: carved Inscribed: capital in COURTYARD ST. GREGORIO VENICE April 2nd 91 Directly above drawing of capital with acanthus leaves, labelled: WROT IRON GRILL
Sketch #1 inscribed: Oak chest in Cluny Museum Sketch #2 moulding inscribed: this moulding is merely engraved, almost no modelling and has splendid effect Sketch #3 inscribed: Moulding on another chest. Also kept very flat and practically no modelling at all Sketch #4 inscribed: this is reversed at the other side of center which has a flat leaf carved on. All ornament is very flat almost engraving.
Inscribed in pencil on upper right: the two moldings are entirely gilded and what I specially noticed was the way the carving was seperated (sic) from the ground, not only being undercut deeply but as a rule entirely cut away from the shell proper. effect of light and shade produced is stunning In pencil, l.l.: this panel is in glazed terra cotta / white and blue as most of lucca / della robbia's are ; ground of carving / 7/8" back of face of/ moulding
Sketch #1, chest with four panels noted: Panels are all alike; top center: Section about full size at A-B ; noted: Quarter Sawed white oak chest in Antwerp Sketch #2 noted: Column on corner of a Cabinet in Antwerp Sketch #3 noted: An old cupboard door in Antwerp Museum
Notation on sketch #3: this little outer frame is raised about 3/4 inch ; also: very flatly modelled & tool marked, riveted to plate below Notation: these little stems are not merely cut out of same thickness metal as rest of hinge but become much higher gradually running down again to flatly modelled leaves