An oyster parquetry veneered tray, with a fine overscroll brass gallery imitating basket weave on brass bun feet. Inspired by a Louis XV original, circa 1760.
The Althorp Crest is a Heraldic symbol that is unique to the Spencer family. In Signs and Symbols, the Meaning of the Althorp Crest we looked at the iconography of the crest with the historic significance of each motif.
Each piece of hand crafted furniture by Theodore Alexander for Althorp Living History is embellished with a hand cast or painted crest that denotes its authenticity and connection to the Althorp estate. For five centuries, Althorp has served as the primary residence of the Spencers, one of the most distinguished, aristocratic families in England with ties to Winston Churchill and the ancestors of George Washington (see The Washington Chest).
Althorp Living History draws inspiration from treasures gathered during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries by Althorp’s famous inhabitants.