A Rare Folk Art Stand Made With Oak From Winchester Cathedral
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A Rare Folk Art Stand Made With Oak From Winchester Cathedral.
From 5 97 monks from Rome began the task of converting Southern England to Christianity. In the mid 7th century a Minster church called the Old Minister was built inside the Roman walls of Winchester. It would later become known as Winchester Cathedral and it became one of the most important religious houses and places of pilgrimage in the late Anglo Saxon period.
In 1897, extensive restoration works were carried out on the Cathedral, including to the nave roof. It was during these works that oak, dating to around 1086, was salvaged. Using this 900 year old wood, people made souvenirs, just like the piece here.
Condition is good, commensurate with age and use. There are two repairs to the legs which have been done quite crudely. They are both structurally sound and do not detract from the splendour of the piece. Please see photos.
Measures 30.5cm x 14.5cm x 14cm