Section of carved Oak Wall panelling, probably French, circa 1500. It is a large panel and is a very rare example of the depiction of a Peacock. It has been carved on two boards which now have later joining braces. The top and bottom of the Panel are rebated, whilst the sides are chamfered. The carving is highly accomplished and striking with the plumage of the raised tail feathers represented with whorls within stars. The Peacock had great religious symbolic importance as it represented immortality and the resurrection of Christ.
Dimensions: Height 91 centimetres, Width 38 centimetres
Price: £3,500 (Stock No 2854)