An incredibly rare Queen Anne, hand carved wooden Royal Arms Circa 1708.
Intricately carved and with original paint intact.
With some minor losses to the lower section, the horn of the Unicorn and some paint losses.
An incredibly rare example, this piece adorned a court house in the Southern state of Louisiana and was repatriated to the UK some 25 years ago, having been in the same collection ever since. Royal Arms of this period simply do not become available and due to the shortnes of the reign of Queen Anne, there are fewer examples than almost any other Monarch.
With the mottor of the Order of the Garter surrounding the four central "Quarters" and the motto that was unique to Queen Anne of "Semper Eadem" (Always the Same) to the lower section.
A highly important example of the Royal Arms and in wonderful condition after 315 years.
Price upon application only.