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AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.

SELDOM DO MEDIEVAL ENGLISH CARVED SCULPTURES COME ONTO THE OPEN MARKET AND WHEN THEY DO THEY ARE NORMALLY ECCLESIASTICAL SAINTS. SO FOR AN OAK SCULPTURE OF THIS NATURE IT IS AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE DISCOVERY, THIS SCULPTURE OF A LATE 14TH CENTURY KNIGHT IN SWORD COMBAT DRESS IS SO PLEASING ON THE EYE, HIS FACE HAS A SERENE SOFTNESS WHERE PEOPLE OVER THE CENTURIES HAVE TOUCHED HIS FACE. LARGE AMOUNTS OF THE ORIGINAL POLYCHROME REMAIN. HE IS CARVED COMPLETELY IN THE ROUND, THE STAND IS PART OF THE CARVING ITSELF, ONLY THE HILT OF HIS SWORD REMAINS AND WE BELIEVE HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A THREE QUARTER LENGTH CARVING. FROM THE STYLE OF HIS DRESS HE HAS BEEN DATED TO THE LATE 14TH CENTURY AND WITHOUT DOUBT ENGLISH. FOR OTHER EXAMPLES OF MEDIEVAL ENGLISH KNIGHT SCULPTURES SEE THE CLIVE SHERWOOD COLLECTION LOT 285 AND THE V AND A COLLECTIONS.
PROVENANCE FROM A PRIVATE ARMS AND ARMOUR COLLECTION.

19" HIGH.

STOCK NO 1474.


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AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 14TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE. CIRCA 1380.