Panel dating back to the era of Henry VIII has been sold

Panel dating back to the era of Henry VIII has been sold


Posted 26th Feb 2016 by Peter Byrne


A wooden panel dating back to the era of Henry VIII has been sold for £185,000

The wooden panel was discovered in a house in Chichester in 2013 and is believed to depict King John.

The intricate carvings were initially bought by high-end specialist Paul Fitzsimmons, who was so taken with the carven that he immediately purchased it. The panel is a carved oak polychrome-decorated piece which was then sold on to an anonymous bidder for £184,900.

The piece has a striking similarity to similar panels in both the Victoria and Albert Museum and another in the Museum of London. Each of the panels show a regal figure which are surrounded by the same style of scroll and decoration. An initial school of thought points to them all being part of a single piece of interior decoration from the home of William Paulet, who was a central figure in the history of British policy. He was also unique as he managed to retain favour for the entirety of his life, a particular achievement as he spanned the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. His home in Hampshire was allegedly the largest and most decadent in England.

Image courtesy of SWNS





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