A Wonderful Pair of Late Medieval Oak Corbels
Having a bold half-round convex bolection moulding to each end of the corbel, embellished with lines of deep gouge carving. The centre concave section, filled with a large stylised lion's head, or mask, with rich, curly mane, grinning outstretched lips, protuding tongue and pointed teeth.
English, circa 1450-1500.
Height 20.5 inches, width 9 inches, depth 9.5 inches.
Note: The last photograph gives an impression of how the corbels would have sat beneath a structural main beam, when in situ.