A Wonderful Early 17th Century Carved Oak Pilaster

Deeply and richly carved, the panel is topped by a stylised fleur de lis, with crossed swords above a pair of upturned thistles. Continuing down, there are a pair of crossed powder horns, with the pistols below. At the bottom are a pair of crossed violins.

Probably this would have formed part of a door or fire surround and the motifs would be part of a wealthy or noble family’s coat of arms.

English, circa 1600.

Width 4.5 inches by height 34 inches.

Ref 2283

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