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Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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Stunning 17th Century Spanish Antique Carved Walnut Armorial Panel of Impressive Size

  • Reference : 4381
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height 23" x Width 15 1/4" x Depth 2 3/4"
  • Price : £950


A finely carved antique walnut coat of arms of early date.

17th Century. Spanish origin. Possibly representing the Kingdom of Castile, Spain.

The helm is shaped as a barred helmet (open-visored or barred helmets are typically reserved to the highest ranks of nobility). The practice of indicating rank through the display of barred or open-face helmets did not appear until around 1615, long after the practice of heraldry had been established.

The shield is shaped as a cartouche (oval) flanked by scrolls (a cartouche usually reflects the coat of arms of a woman, as they did not go to war and hence had no requirement for a shield). With three-towered castle quartered (Dexter Chief and Sinister Base); Royal Bend of Castile (Sinister Chief) - The Royal Bend of Castile (Banda Real de Castilla), was the heraldic flag of the monarchs of the Crown of Castile; with oak tree (Dexter Base).

Condition - good as per images.  The crest is missing from the helm however this does not detract from the carving overall which still displays very well.

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