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Wooden bird bought for £75 belonged to Anne Boleyn

A wooden bird bought for £75 belonged to the second wife of Henry VIII, a Devon antiques dealer has said. The carved oak falcon, about 21cm sq, belonged to Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated queen and mother of Elizabeth I.

Paul Fitzsimmons, of Marhamchurch Antiques in Buckfastleigh, said he bought it in an auction because “I knew it had something” and it was a “wonderful find”.

He has offered for the bird to go on display at Hampton Court Palace.

Discovering Dennis exhibition

Previous Exhibition, Discovering Dennis: The Search for Thomas Dennis among the Artisans of Exeter

Discovering Dennis: The Search for Thomas Dennis among the Artisans of Exeter was a previous exhibition curated by Marhamchurch Antiques, held at Exeter’s Guildhall in 2009. The show exhibited twenty-four rediscovered oak furniture pieces that were designed in the style of Thomas Dennis, the renowned West-Country joiner and carver of the seventeenth century. Along with items from his workshop and circle. 

To purchase a catalogue from this exhibition please contact us on +44(0) 7779038891 
£10 including UK postage, and £15 for international sales.