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French oak panel of St Margaret c.1500.

St Margaret of Antioch


This French Gothic oak panel of St Margaret retains much of its original polychrome, including the words Sainte Marguerite written in red along the base.  She is seen emerging from the side of a dragon, hands clasped in prayer, beneath a flamboyant Gothic arch of c.1500.

St Margaret of Antioch was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages although she probably never existed ...read more

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Celia Jennings has been a dealer in Kent since 1970, specializing in early European woodcarving. A typical stock includes religious and secular panels and corbels, bench ends, pew finials, Gothic tracery, roof bosses, figures of the saints and the less saintly, both polychrome and unpainted, angels, cherubs, putti, caryatids, and beasts from the real and mythical animal kingdoms.

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