Know thyself

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Know thyself

£625.00

A one-off example and we can assure you that you won’t find another.

Description

We are proud to offer a unique hand carved wooden light originally obtained from the English stately home of the Braddyll family in Lancashire. Carved from what resembles a mahogany wood, covered in the motif and the Braddyll family coat of arms, including the slogan Cognoies Toy Mesme (Know thyself). With a buckle, rampant lion, running pig and unicorn. The base has 3 hand carved feet to make it a stable object. The light is in working order operated by a push button, with glass light dome. It’s quite likely this item could have been repurposed many years ago into a light, however its original purpose is unknown.

Family history

The surname Braddyll was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat with estates at Conishead Priory. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald’s Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Braddyll of Brockholes and Whalley is recorded in MS 1437 (folio 31) and others.

Size in inches: H 10” x W 12” x D 12”

Period: 19th Century

Material: Mahogany

Origin: English

Condition: Aged

Item Condition

Completely solid in structure and form, fading across all wooden surface with aged hairline cracks (this does not affect the structure of the object). A rich patina across all the object the light fitting is made from ceramic material and some of the paint has flacked away, the light dome is glass and undamaged. It can be exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas in detail, therefore we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and proposing any questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.

Postage

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Shipping

We aim to ship your purchased item in 2 to 3 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyer’s cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

Cancellation / Refunds

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What Our Customers Say

After searching antique dealer sites for several months with no success in an effort to find a special centre piece/ talking point antique for my new business reception area, following a tip from a friend I checked out “The House of Antiques” and after talking to Harry who I found to be not only very knowledgeable but extremely helpful, they sourced me the most incredible Scratch Built boat that I have ever seen and one that has proven to be a real talking point with all our guests who clearly love it just as much as I do, its truly amazing.

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