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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    TWO ENGLISH GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME ARMORIAL SHIELDS

    ONE CIRCA 1640-1680, THE OTHER CIRCA 1680-1700

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO ENGLISH GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME ARMORIAL SHIELDS
    ONE CIRCA 1640-1680, THE OTHER CIRCA 1680-1700
    Decorated with the arms of the Calthorpe family, within an opposed C-scroll frame carved with masks, one lacking carving to top-left corner
    31½ in. (80 cm.) high (2)


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    In 1649 William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford and Duke of Somerset sold Elvetham to Sir Robert Reynolds, Solicitor General of the Commonwealth whose daughter married her first cousin, Reynolds Calthorpe. The original house burned down in 1840. Rebuilt on the same site in 1860, the new house was developed into the present mansion by Frederick, 4th Baron Calthorpe. Sir Richard Calthorpe sold the house in 1953.

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    Provenance

    The Calthorpe family, Elvetham Hall, Hartley Witney, Hampshire.
    Purchased by Roger Warner on 11 June 1952.