Lot 184 (Summer Fine Art Auction, 17th July 2019)

An early 16th century Tudor English carved oak ceiling boss

An early 16th century Tudor English carved oak ceiling boss, of squared form with heavily carved decoration detailing a large central pomegranate set within further fruiting stems terminating in pointed foliage, with an old hand-written label verso detailing the history of the piece, 31 x 29 cm, c1530.

Foot notes.

The label verso reading 'A very rare and finely executed panel of the early 16th century, boldly carved in high relief with the pomegranate, family badge of Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII. This fine boss carving was formerly in Peterborough Cathedral and was purchased by the great authority on early English oak, Captain Gwen Wheeler, author of the standard work 'Old English Furniture', at The Antique Dealers Fair held at Dorchester House, September, October 1934'. Consigned to auction from a local private Shropshire estate where it has been positioned for many decades.

Sold for £9,500


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