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.
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