A large and fine Elizabeth I/James I carved oak finial, circa 1600

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A large and fine Elizabeth I/James I carved oak finial, circa 1600

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 25,540) inc. premium
A large and fine Elizabeth I/James I carved oak finial, circa 1600
Carved in the round and modelled as a lion sejant erect, with flowing curly mane and bared teeth, the legs and feet with collars of fur, the front paws resting upon a scroll-edged shield, 24.5cm wide x 22cm deep x 62cm high, (9 1/2in wide x 8 1/2in deep x 24in high)

Footnotes

  • See M. Jourdain, English Decoration and Furniture of the Early Renaissance 1500 - 1650 (1924), p. 173, figs. 244 & 245 for a staircase at Bradninch Manor, Devon, circa 1547, with a comparable newel-post finial. Two further stone lion sejant erect, from the tomb of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, built 1554, are illustrated ibid., p. 69, figs. 78 & 79.
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