probably Henry Shaw (London 1800 – Broxbourne 1873)
Natural History / Taxidermy
Display case with taxidermy birds
Height 4000 mm.; Width 1080 mm.; Width 1410 mm.
Place of origin
ShrewsburyOrder this image
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
The second of eighteen taxidermy display cases containing stuffed birds. Most of the birds date from c.1850, and the oak cases were probably made by Henry Shaw, Shrewsbury (1812-1887). This case contains British and European birds of prey, including a red kite, a swallow-tailed kite, three red-footed falcons, a kestrel, two merlins, three peregrines, two hobby, a gyrfalcon, a marsh harrier, a hen harrier, a buzzard, a honey buzzard and a goshawk.
Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963.
Makers and roles
probably Henry Shaw (London 1800 – Broxbourne 1873), taxidermist