(Bury St. Edmunds, Nacton, Suffolk, England)
An antique Jacobean period room consisting of: (1) Fireplace mantel with elaborately carved oak over-mantel with two busts of a male and female in the half round. Note the multi layered mouldings and carvings typical of the best craftsmen of the day. The whole is divided in four sections by four lion headed capitals on pilasters. W 84 H 114 in., Firebox: W 66.5 H 65 in. (2) Four double doors. (4) W 62 in., Door: W 54 H 83 in. (3) Paneled walls. Elaborately carved with strap-work, simulated columns, acanthus leaf brackets, medallions (square, rectangular and octagonal, often with central five-pointed star). The lion head capitals repeat at panel tops. (5) W 63, (1) W 65, (2) W 86, (2) W 31, (2) W 38 in. Note: the lot also includes an apron, 10 ft. x 12 ft., cut limestone and leaded glass bay windows as shown in the black and white photo.
Late 16th century H 114 in.
Literature: J. Harris, Moving Rooms: The Trade in Architectural Salvage, Yale University, 2007, p. 247. Provenance: deaccessioned from the collection of the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO). Note: this can be easily shipped, as it breaks down into many large flat panels, joined by the pilasters.