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A CARVED PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME ROYAL COAT-OF-ARMS OF HM KING GEORGE III, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1801-1816

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

JAMB

A CARVED PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME ROYAL COAT-OF-ARMS OF HM KING GEORGE III, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1801-1816

A CARVED PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME ROYAL COAT-OF-ARMS OF HM KING GEORGE III, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1801-1816

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,200

GBP

JAMB


A CARVED PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME ROYAL COAT-OF-ARMS OF HM KING GEORGE III, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1801-1816


the crest with a golden lion, royally crowned and standing on a royal crown above the quarterly Arms for England (twice), Scotland and Ireland and incorporating the Arms of Hanover, supported by golden lion and a silver unicorn

172cm. high, 152cm. wide; 5ft. 7¾in., 4ft. 11⅞in.


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An impressive and hugely atmospheric piece in overall very original conserved condition with evidence of historic repairs commensurate with age. Retaining much of the original polychrome and parcel gilt surface although there is much ingrained dirt and dust. Repaired breaks – for instance to the raised hoof to unicorn – throughout and chips and losses to carved and decorative details. Age splits and commensurate repairs to stabilize them are evident throughout. Old worm damage no longer active.


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The Coat of Arms of HM King George III underwent a number of alterations during his reign due to territorial changes and represent the main countries over which the Monarch ruled. Whilst the form of the present crest incorporates the Arms of Hanover, the Electoral Bonnet atop the Inescutcheon is not the Continental Royal Crown which King George III was afforded when he was restored to his Hanoverian territories in 1816, indicating the crest must date between 1801 and 1816. Although the origin of this extraordinary object is unknown, given its scale and quality it must have occupied a prominent position in an important space and it has been mooted that it could have come from a royal barge.