Elizabeth I oak inlaid chest

Circa 1580 - 1600

W 76 × H 34 1/4 × D 27 1/2

Stock # Marh1592


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Elizabeth I oak carved and inlaid oak chest of the finest quality. The front with three arcaded panels with inlaid floral and architectural designs being divided by superb carved figures both male and female, with horned bulls and lion masks. The upper inlaid frieze rail with the initials N I. The back of the chest with two labels bearing Leeds City Art Gallery Newsam House Exhibition, dated 1948, loaned by Major G.G.W. Horten Fawkes. This piece is known as the Guy Fawkes chest. Provenance: G.G.W. Horten Fawkes (descendant Guy Fawkes) originally from Farnley Tyas, Yorkshire.