Very nice old Edwardian Period INTERNAL DOOR KNOCKER from the time when internal doors did not have locks on the doors. These days many folk are using them on their front doors as neat decorative pieces. This 'knocker' is of solid brass and has a great depiction of the famed Poet CHAUCER mounted on a horse...it is 6" in length and a width of 2 1/2" at the widest point. There is a Registration Number imprinted to the back which dates the piece to 1909.
Geoffrey Chaucer...... 1343 – 25 October 1400),is known as the Father of English literature and is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages ...he was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.
While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer was a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.
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