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Medieval English desks had decorative carvings appearing to be flowers or leaves in geometric forms. The closures on cabinets were of iron and usually locked.

France, 15th/16th century DRESSOIR walnut, with a central cupboard above two linenfold carved drawers, restorations, the lower section with some typical rebuilding branded in four places with a pantocrator Walnut . Made circa 150

France, century DRESSOIR walnut, with a central cupboard above two linenfold carved drawers, restorations, the lower section with some typical rebuilding branded in four places with a pantocrator Walnut . Made circa 150

Medieval armour chest? Circa 1450-1500

This medieval oak chest might be described as an ‘armourer’s chest’, as it was made to store a suit of plate armour – probably parade amour. It dates to the mid fifteenth century, and measures 77 long x 31 high x 19 deep

eyeburfi2:    Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds. Via the Ashmolean

“ Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying.