18th century coat of arms carved from a single piece of wood. I’m not certain what kind of wood, most likely pine or fir. The carving on this has been done by a master carver. There are oak leaves, acorns a lion and birds as well as scrolls. I estimate the date this was carved at late 1700’s to early 1800’s, so the piece is about 200 years old. The wood was carved and coated with gesso then painted in a polychrome of green, blue and red with gold gilding on the edges. The paint is all original and has some wear. No over paint or touch up has been done. There are pieces of wood broken off mostly on the top and bottom. I think there were holes to mount it which broke off. On the back is a more recent (but old) addition of a heavy duty brass hanger. The patina and wear to the paint is fantastic on this piece. I have tried to trace which family had this crest. Tenax Et Fidelis is latin for persevering and faithful. The Abdy family of England uses this motto for their crest but the coat of arms is different. The abdy family traces back its baronetcy to 1641 in England. This is a rare and authentic historic piece which looks fantastic hanging over a mantle or doorway. The piece is 12″ wide by 10″ tall and 3 thick. A heavy piece It weighs approx 3.4 pounds. From a smoke and pet free home. The item “Antique 18th century wood carving English coat of arms family crest Orig paint” is in sale since Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Pediments”. The seller is “chromantique” and is located in North Montpelier, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, Thailand, Chile, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines, Ukraine.
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