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Animals > Turkeys

1. Elizabethan oak panel of William Strickland and a turkey.

Turkey 1

16th-century English oak panel from a coffer showing a man in a roundel wearing a ruff, beneath him a turkey, probably meant for William Strickland, a Yorkshireman, who was said to have acquired 6 turkeys by trading with Native Americans while on a voyage to America in 1526.  He brought them into Bristol where he sold them in the market for tuppence each.  He continued to trade in turkeys ...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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