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Friday, 21 October 2011

Ladies Work Table Complete.

Aptly named Lady Ann's Table! Lift the top and inside rests the personal ring seal of Lady Ann Pope the damaged document this was taken from was dated 1629, the seal itself is in remarkable condition and is still attached to the original document vellum with part of the green ribbon still visible underneath.The top of the lid is covered in red calf leather.


The seal has been encapsulated in a solid brass airtight compartment with a quartz viewing window and is set with 4 green gemstones and 4 clear gemstones around the outside these were taken from broken pieces of old jewellery and in my opinion give the piece a distinct Renaissance feel.



A unique and wonderful piece of history encased in its own miniature piece of furniture.
A warm welcome to my new followers, and many thanks for taking an interest in my blog.
Have a great weekend everyone.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful workmanship, stunning to look at and a real treasure in more ways than one

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  2. You sure come up with interesting ideas, love the table and the history you gave it!!!!

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  3. De verdad es un trabajo espectacular, lo de encapsular el sello es magnífico
    Un abrazo

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I love all of the details that you have done!! Stunning piece!!

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