Royal Coat of Arms

Date

1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-2481

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

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
carving (processes)
varnishing
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
panthers (leopards)
lion
pine (wood)
crests (motifs)
coats of arms
Pine
Varnished
Carved
Painted
Unicorn
Lion
Coat-of-Arms
Yoked Crest
Leopard
CARVING

Inscription

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.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

People and Organizations

England
Ireland
George III

Maker

Chandler, Winthrop, 1747-1790 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Woodstock, CT, USA

Dimensions

16 x 17 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.507

Places

Connecticut (United States)