Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand carved wall plaque coat of arms for the city of York Fighting Scots dating from 1587. This is a very good looking and well made coat of arms, the full history of the crest is dated below, Im unsure of the exact of this piece, looking at the quality of the sceptre crown and the timber patina I would say mid Victorian but it could be earlier. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Argent on a Cross Gules five Lions passant guardant Or.
He made York his capital when fighting the Scots. The arms show the cross of St.
George, the patron saint of England, and the lion of England. The arms were officially recorded in 1587 after the 1584 Visitation. The right to use the sword, mace and cap by the mayor of York was granted in 1396 by King Richard II, when York received county status.
The cap is normally only used by dukes, not by cities. Even though these attributes are not formally granted, they have been used behind the arms since the 18th century. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. The item "RARE HAND CARVED 1587 FIGHTING SCOTS CITY OF YORK COAT OF ARMS ARMOIRAL CREST" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Plaques". The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.