Just sold on EBay.
[quote]A stunning early 19th Century armorial hatchment relating to the Greswolde family, owners of Malvern Hall, Warwickshire.
Painted on oak panels, set within a gilt slip and framed by a mahogany frame.
We are grateful to Dr Gray of The Heraldry Society, London for the following information regarding the identity of the panel; All black background. Sable a chevron Ermine (for Lewis); impaling: Argent a fess Gules between two greyhounds courant Sable (Greswolde). [Lewis of Bristol and London should be ... between three spearpoints Argent, but these are missing or painted over.]
Crest: A blackamoor's head couped at the shoulder collared Argent.
Mantling: Gules and Argent.
Apparently trimmed close and stated to be framed.
For David Lewis of Llwyny Grawys CMN and Malvern Hall, who married at Solihull 23 Jul 1744 Mary daughter of the Rev. Marshall Greswold of Solihull, and died 1773 (buried Yardley 10 Dec 1773); she died 1757. (Burke GA; Gents Mag 1744; Colls Hist Staffs 2(2) 129; Warks CRO Greswold papers; NBI)
Hatchments of David Lewis' children are at Yardley, Solihull and Godshill IOW.
Condition - overall good - minor split to panel to left side however hardly noticeable and minor paint losses to outer edge commensurate with age.
Dimensions: 30" x 30" (1" = 2.5cm approx)[/quote]
Initial asking price £2’250 the hatchment went for a lower price under the “best offer accepted” terms.
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