A rare early 17th century carved oak coat of arms bearing the royal crest of Charles I within a moulded frame richly carved with strap work. Note: Carved panels like this rare example could be found above doors or as centre pieces of state beds in stately homes and reserved for Royalty.
Literature: Percy Macquoid, ‘History of English Furniture - The Age of Oak’, London, 1904, p. 74, ill. 64. Ralph Edwards & Percy Macquoid, ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture’, revised edition, Vol I, p. 46, fig. 22/23.
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