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Specimens of Ancient Furniture Drawn from Existing authorities

by Henry Shaw
(1836, London, Wm. Pickering, publisher)

Original engravings
over 175 years old


Sheet size: approx. 8 5/8 x 11 inches (some plates foxed, mainly outside of image)

English interest in medieval and Gothic art, architecture and ornamentation in the early nineteenth century owed a large debt to Henry Shaw (1800-1873). Both an architectural artist and an antiquary, Henry Shaw combined his artistic gifts with meticulous and scholarly research which made his publications among the finest of the times. Such great lithographic and engraved works as Illuminated Ornaments (1833), Specimens of Ancient Furniture (1836) and The Art of Illumination (1866) are from his hand. Henry Shaw's important art helped to develop an appreciation and aided in the preservation of many fine ancient buildings.

Napkin Press
Plate XXXIV

Napkin Press
of the time of Queen Elizabeth

$25
(moderate foxing)

Bedsted of the time of Charles 1st
Plate XXXIX

Bedsted of the time of Charles 1st

$25
(moderate foxing)

Reading Desk from Detling Church, Kent
Plate XLII

Reading Desk from Detling Church, Kent

$30

Top of Reading Desk from Detling Church, Kent
Plate XLIII

Top of Reading Desk at Detling Church, Kent

$30

Readin Desk from Ramsay Church, Hunts.
Plate XLIV

Reading Desk from Ramsay Church, Hunts.

$25

Brass Reading Desk
Plate XLV

Brass Reading Desk

$30

Table in the Cathedral at Salisbury
Plate XLVI

Table in the Cathedral at Salisbury

$20
(mostly marginal foxing)

Brass Chandelier in the Temple Church, Bristol
Plate XLVII

Brass Chandelier
in the Temple Church, Bristol

$20
(mostly marginal foxing)

Brass Chandelier in St. Catherine's Church, Regent's Park
Plate XLVIII

Brass Chandelier in St. Catherine's Church, Regent's Park

$20
(scattered foxing)

Ancient Lantern
Plate XLIX

Ancient Lantern
of Bronze, studded with Chrystals [sic]
In the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford

$25

Candlesticks
Plate L

Candlesticks

$15
(some foxing)

Details of 12th Century Candlestick
Plate LI

Details of a 12th Century Candlestick

$20
(unobtrusive fox mark)

Inkstands at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire
Plate LII

Inkstands at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire

$20
(light foxing)

Bellows of the time of Queen Elizabeth
Plate LIII

Bellows of the time of Queen Elizabeth

$25
(light foxing)

Fire Dogs from Godington, Kent
Plate LIV

Fire Dogs from Godington, Kent

$20
(light foxing)

Furniture of a Fireplace, time of Queen Elizabeth
Plate LV

Furniture of a Fireplace,
time of Queen Elizabeth,
time of Charles 1st

$25
(light foxing)

From a pair of Brass Dogs
Plate LVI

From a pair of Brass Dogs,
time of Queen Elizabeth,
or James 1st

$20
(light foxing)

Bronze Fire-Dogs
Plate LVII

Bronze Fire-Dogs,
of the time of James 2nd

$30

Silver Fire Dogs
Plate LVIII

Silver Fire Dogs,
at Knole Park...

$25
(light marginal foxing)

Iron Work on the South Door of Worksop Church, Nottinghamshire
Plate LIX

Iron Work on the South Door of Worksop Church, Nottinghamshire

$20

Lock in the Church of St. Piti at Louvain
Plate LX

Lock in the Church of St. Pitié at Louvain

Door Handle, Escutcheon, and Knockers
Plate LXI

Door Handle, Escutcheon, and Knockers

$25

Casket of Copper Gilt, Inlaid with Enamel
Plate LXII

Casket of Copper Gilt, Inlaid with Enamel

$35

Cup and Horn at Oxford College
Plate LXIII

Cup, said to have been given to Oriel College at Oxford by Edward 2nd

Horn at Queen's College, Oxford, said to have been Presented by Queen Phillippa

$35
(light image transference)

A Saltcellar, A Steel Nutcracker
Plate LXVI

A Saltcellar, apparently of the time of Henry 8th, of Ivory

A Steel Nutcracker, of the time of Charles 1st. Two of Wood, made in imitation of the human mouth, time of Charles 2nd

$25
(moderate foxing)

Ancient Cup. of Silver Gilt Enamelled
Plate LXVII

Ancient Cup.
of Silver Gilt, Enamelled

$25
(mild foxing)

Ancient Cup & Stand at Oriel College, Oxford
Plate LXVIII

Ancient Cup & Stand at Oriel College, Oxford
Given by Bishop Carpenter, A.D. 1470

$30

Ancient Chalices
Plate LXIX

Ancient Chalices
At Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Brought from St. Alban's Abbey

(unobtrusive fox marks)

Tankard, Enamelled on Copper
[Scan of top portion of plate]



[Scan of bottom portion of plate]

Plate ?
(8.5 x 13.5 inches, fly-leaf binding fold at top, as issued)

Ancient Salt Cellar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, given by Bishop Fox, the Founder, about the year 1517


$30
(fold, as issued, light foxing and image transference)

Tankard, Enamelled on Copper
Plate ?

Tankard, Enamelled on Copper,
of the time of Francis 1st

$25
(light foxing)

Crozier at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Plate LXXI

Crozier at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Presented by Bishop Fox, the Founder, about the Year 1517

$25
(foxing, transference)

Reliquary in Box Wood
Plate LXXII

Reliquary in Box Wood
Formerly in the Possession of Mr. Bullock, Egyptian Hall Piccadilly, brought from Spain

$25
(marginal foxing)

Details of Reliquary
Plate LXXIII

Details of Reliquary

$15
(foxing, image transference)

Peg Tankard in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Plate LXXIV

Peg Tankard in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Presented by Sir Christopher Pegge, 15th Century

$25
(foxing)

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