A beautiful large mid 19th century decorative folk art carved slate panel profusely decorated with geometric circles containing plants and flowers and a bird in flight to the center circle. Examples such as this were often made by the Quallymen of the Ogwen Valley in Gwynedd and indeed other quarries in Wales. The intricate carvings, typically depicting the zodiac, birds and plants, seem to be restricted to an artistic high point among the workers between 1823 and 1845. These unique carvings give us an insight about what things the quarrymen valued and enjoyed.
Similar pieces of carved slate from North Wales were exhibited in the British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain in 2014 and are illustrated in the accompanying book. 25.8cm/10.25" high x 119cm/46.75"wide x 1.5cm/0.5 thick. Nostalgia is a true family run business.
Established in 1976 we offer an unrivaled selection of fine antique fireplaces, lighting and decorative interior pieces. Dating from the 17th Century to early 20th Century. Other times are available by appointment. We are committed to providing exceptional service as well as doing whatever we can to meet your requirements. Prices are inclusive of Antique Dealers Margin Scheme VAT.
Customers are very welcome to arrange their own deliveries or collect the item themselves. We are thorough in ensuring that the information relating to each product is accurate at the time of listing and the photographs give a good representation of colour and condition. As our items are either reclaimed or antique they may show signs of wear or repair. The item "Large mid 19th century decorative folk art carved slate panel. (12-945)" is in sale since Tuesday, May 15, 2018.This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "nostalgiaukltd" and is located in Stockport.
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