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AN ElLIZABETHAN SHELDON ARMORIAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT
AN ElLIZABETHAN SHELDON ARMORIAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT

DATED 1565

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AN ElLIZABETHAN SHELDON ARMORIAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT DATED 1565 Worked in silks, metal-thread and wools with the Coat of Arms of Walker impaling Dawbeney with the motto and date 'WALK IN THE FERE OF THE LORD. 1565. / AWE.' flanked by a pair of lion mask and fruit swags in later glazed frame 10 ¾ x 8 in. (27.5 x 19.5 cm.)
Literature

H. Turner, ‘Working Arras and Arras Workers: Conservation in the Great Wardrobe under Elizabeth I’, Textile History, May 1012, vol. 43 (1), p. 54-55, note 9, the present lot described.

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The arms are those of Walker impaling Dawbeney, for Anthony Walker (d.1590), Clerk to the Great Wardrobe, London, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Dawbeney of Sharrington, co. Norfolk.

Hilary Turner in ‘Working Arras and Arras Workers: Conservation in the Great Wardrobe under Elizabeth I’, lists Anthony Walker’s appointments. He was made under clerk of the Great Wardrobe in 1552 and became Head Clerk in 1557. The Great Wardrobe housed at Baynards Castle, supplied the monarch with clothing and the Royal Court with furnishings such as tapestries and coverings. The detailed accounts, for which Anthony Walker would have been responsible, partly survive in the Public Record Office.

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