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Royal Coat of Arms

1991.507 (RS35082)

Description

Coat-of-arms of Great Britian and Ireland. Royal arms of King George III carved in pine. The shield is enclosed in a garter with the motto of the Order of the Garter. Arms quartered: England impaling Scotland, France, Ireland; Brunswick impaling Lunenburg, a base point of Saxony, an escutcheon of Hanover (the crown of Charlemagne). Crest: a standing leopard crowned. Supporters: Dexter, a lion crowned. Sinister, a unicorn, round its neck a crown with a chain. They stand on a motto ribbon. [see photo neg#47516-A]

Details

Maker
Chandler, Winthrop, 1747-1790 (Maker)
Date
1750-1775
Inscriptions
Carved in the garter enclosing the shield the the motto: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. On the bottom banner the motto reads: DIEU(V?) ET MON DROIT. Written in ink on the back of the carving, and signed by William Lincoln is: This was sculptured by Winthrop Chandler about 1773. It was placed in the hall of the residence of Gardiner Chandler and was returned to Mrs. Paine by the Honorable Ira Barton who was the owner of the house which Colonel Chandler occupied and built; which accounts for Mrs. Ware's interest in getting the coat-of-arms back in the Chandler family.
Location of origin
Woodstock, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
varnishing
Object type
Personal Symbol
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
CARVING
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
crests (motifs)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Leopard
Lion
lion
Painted
painting (coating)
panthers (leopards)
Pine
pine (wood)
Unicorn
Varnished
varnishing
Yoked Crest
People and organizations
England
George III
Ireland
Dimensions
16 x 17 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.507
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2481

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