This finely carved English oak panel dated to the mid 16th c. or earlier.
It's a dazzling combination of rosettes, teardrop shaped arches and chevrons.
The way the forms are arranged is mysterious and optically intriguing. The
panel is 14.5" x 7". It is slightly bowed and has some worm damage that has
effected the feathered edges (only the part that would fit into the stiles or
mullions of a paneled wall) and not the main carved central panel. The reverse
of the panel bares an old paper sticker which is inscribed :Gift / Hollis
French / 210 South Street. Hollis French is a forebear of the gentleman from
whose estate we bought the panel. I think the piece has been in the same
estate for 100 or more years.
Stock Number SA2A-422