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Religious Subjects > Nativity

Flemish oak panel of The Nativity c.1600.

Two Panels of the Nativity 


This panel was once a cupboard door with egg-and-dart moulding on the frame and elaborate marquetry spandrels and pillars giving an overall effect of great richness and skill.  The carved oak scene is The Nativity, so close in design to the following, simpler panel that they are both obviously based on the same engraving.  The rail above Joseph’s head has been ...read more

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Celia Jennings has been a dealer in Kent since 1970, specializing in early European woodcarving. A typical stock includes religious and secular panels and corbels, bench ends, pew finials, Gothic tracery, roof bosses, figures of the saints and the less saintly, both polychrome and unpainted, angels, cherubs, putti, caryatids, and beasts from the real and mythical animal kingdoms.

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The Library section holds a series of articles on symbolism and imagery in carving written by Celia Jennings and illustrated with carvings she has at one time owned. More articles are forthcoming.

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