Carved Fragment

Carved Fragment

1590 England

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A charming late 16th Century English Oak Panel, possibly from a chair back, and of intriguing design. It has typical West Country motifs, such as the “paddle” shaped leaves, the central palmate tree, and the bunches of fruit, however, it is difficult to be precise as to its probable County of origin. The reason for this is that it has features commonly found in Dorset, typified by the well incised bell shaped flower heads in the top corners. Whereas the pair of Mythical Beasts are instantly recognisably in work from Gloucestershire! It may be that the craftsman who carved this piece had travelled and worked in both Counties hence the merging of the two styles. In any case although it is not uncommon to find the vertical stem flanked by foliate designs, it is very rare to find them with the heads of Mythical Beasts intertwined within them
Dimensions
Width 29.50 cm (11.61 inches)
Stock Code
2356
Medium
Oak Panel
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Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
Also Edenbridge Galleries
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