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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK PEW END

    CIRCA 1560, ATTRIBUTED TO SIMON WERNER, PROBABLY TAUNTON, SOMERSET

    Price Realised  

    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK PEW END
    CIRCA 1560, ATTRIBUTED TO SIMON WERNER, PROBABLY TAUNTON, SOMERSET
    33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) wide


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    A bench end in Broomfield, Somerset, with a comparable motif of winding leaves around the border, is illustrated in Arthur Gardner, Minor English Wood Sculpture, London, 1958 (Cat. No. 40). Gardner attributes this bench end to Simon Werner. According to P.Poyntz Wright, The Rural Benchends of Somerset the motif of leaves winding around the staff was Werner's 'trademark'.

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    Exhibited

    BBC, The Story of English Furniture, 1 November 1978.