Architecture / Features & Decoration
300 cm x 234 cm
Place of origin
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Benthall Hall, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
An oak architectural tiered overmantel, English, circa 1630, with carved strapwork decoration to the frieze, shell niches flanked by projecting columns either side of the coat of arms of Benthall impaled with Cassy within a foliate cartouche, above a second cartouche centred with an heraldic lion, supported by a row of corbels, the open fireplace flanked by fluted pilasters.
Believed to have been commissioned by Lawrence Benthall. Transferred to the ownership of the National Trust with the contents of Benthall Hall in the Deed Of Gift made by Mary Clemantina Benthall and dated 8th August 1958.