On one side of the central light of the clearstory is a dazzling Tree of Jesse, the gift of a furrier and his wife.
We have no record of the building of the clearstory 62and roof of the nave.
And between tribune and clearstory are square apertures neither Romanesque nor Gothic.
The highest windows are those of the clearstory, which is the upper part of the central nave, in this case the nave of the choir.
Two hundred years later another Tree of Jesse was made by Lynin, for the clearstory of the nave.
clearstory: That part of the nave which rises above the aisle roofs, and has windows to light the interior.
It is interesting to compare the design of this clearstory with that of St. Michael's.
The fourth clearstory window on the north excels in color harmony.
The choirs triforium arches were cut off, later, to lengthen the clearstory windows, and the nave has been revaulted.
Bourges commemorated her saintly bishops in the clearstory of her inner aisle.
early 15c., probably from clere "clear," in a sense "light, lighted" (see clear (adj.)), and story (n.2), though this sense of that word is not otherwise found so early. Originally the upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a large church; so called because pierced with windows. Related: Clerestorial.