Thomas Coulborn & Sons win Masterpiece Highlight Award

Posted: 2016-07-01 14:48:37

Masterpiece Fair 2016 has started well for BADA members Thomas Coulborn & Sons with their Henry VIII Carved Baltic Oak Panel collecting a coveted Masterpiece Highlight award for English Furniture & Works of Art.

The panel was possibly commissioned for the London house of William Paulet, 1st Marques of Winchester, circa 1545 and later belonged to the Dukes of Richmond at Halnaker House and Goodwood House before being rediscovered in a private house in Chichester in 2013.

Other highlights of the Thomas Coulborn & Sons Masterpiece collection include Queen Anne’s Leather Studded Linen Chest, which was on loan to Historic Royal Palaces and was exhibited at Hampton Court in the Prince of Wales’ apartments, alongside Queen Anne’s state bed, between February and November 2015.

An intricate model of the Temple of Zeus (formerly thought to be the Temple of Poseidon) at Paestum, which dates back to the 19th Century. Such models were often used in the 18th and 19th Centuries by architects such as Sir John Soane, to enable their students to examine a building’s design without having to travel abroad.

And a George III Trompe l’Oeil Chimney Board, which was designed by James Wyatt (1746–1813) and the painting is attributed to Biagio Rebecca (Italian 1731–1808). It is an oil on canvas, mounted on a pine panelled board, in a later frame.

The central oval shows Apollo, god of the arts, playing a finely-arched, six-stringed lyre on Mount Parnassus. Apollo wears a laurel wreath and is surrounded by the Muses who, according to the classical ideal of beauty, are full-figured females.

Thomas Coulborn & Sons are at Stand C13 at Masterpiece Fair until July 6.

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