16th Century Carved Fragment
16th Century Carved Fragment

16th Century Carved Fragment

1530 France

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Monumental French Oak coving beam, circa 1530. This is a spectacular piece of fixed woodwork that was probably set above a window located under the jettied section of the house that it was part of. It is carved with great gusto with an Angel at the centre with a magnificently carved Cornucopia overflowing with fruit to either side. To each end of the beam is a cherub's head. The carved symbols on this beam were probably intended to portray an allegorical representation of a blessing on the house for fertility. There are some glue repairs to shrinkage cracks, and two later fixing mounts applied to the back.
Height 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Width 217.00 cm (85.43 inches)
Depth 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
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Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
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