This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …
Günther von Schwarzburg, 1349, Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
ca 1380 Buttons on Charles VI's Pourpoint
Jupon of Charles VI worn *over* harness
Coat Armor (jupon) of Charles VI of France, late 14th century. “In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, […] in addition to mail and plate armor, […] knights and men-at-arms wore armor made of fabric, many-layered and heavily quilted body armor known as a gambeson (worn under mail and early plate armor), or a jupon (worn alone or over a mail shirt).”
The inside of Charles de Blois, 1364. The circled details are points, I think.
Loudel of St. Joao I was made in 1385. Today located in Centro Historico de Guimaraes.
Hose worn below armor in 14-15th century, Bayrische National Museum, Munchen. Photo - bildindex.de
Arming Cote of Black Prince made from blue and red velvet, embroidered, padded with wool, lined with satin and quilted vertically (ca 1376). A comparative study of extant garments relevant to East Denmark in the mid-to-late 14th Century