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Carved fragments

Carved fragments

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1680-1700 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limewood

  • Museum number:

    W.25:12-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Frame of carved limewood, stained dark brown, the whole carved in openwork with putti among vines, roses and other flowers and foliage, on which are placed birds, lizards, snakes, butterflies and other animals. In the centre of the lower side a mask (possibly Apollo) with rays springing out behind, set in a scallop shell. In the centre of the upper side is a blank shield flanked by palm leaves, and surmounted by a marquis's coronet (with no evidence of any paint).

With a deep inner frame, over the edge of the carved frame, which sweeps backwards to the wall.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

1680-1700 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved limewood

Object history note

Bought for £8 10s from Messrs Robinson and Williams, 11 Grosvenor Place, London SW1 (RF1781/38)

Descriptive line

Frame of carved walnut, openwork. England c1680

Materials

Limewood

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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