Circa 1800 English Oak Hanging Shelf. This Wall shelf with three shelves is made of Antique English Oak and stained in the manner of the 1700's Jacobean. Three shelves that has a strip running left to right to place plates behind so as to display plates such as showed. This early piece of furniture is over 72" in total width from left to right.
The total height is 42" and the depth of the shelves are 5 1/2" in the middle section and the left and right sections are 7 1/2" in depth. This original piece was made in England to be a top part of piece of furniture that it rested on. We presently have it attached to a plaster wall and is perfect for the collection of blue and white plates. These Plates are Chinese Export Blue Canton Dinner plates measuring 9 1/2" in diameter. The plates date from Circa 1890. On the top Middle Shelf is the last piece we have left of Blue Fitzhugh that bears the arms of Hill Dawe of Ditcheat House of Somerset. This Amorial crest is identified by David Howard in his Book, Chinese Export Porcelain, on Page 690. Just below on the next shelf,We are displaying Three of 12 (Perfect Dozen) Mottahedeh Reproduction Orange Fitzhugh Dinner Plates with the American Eagle.
In addition to the above we have now sold all the fitzught armorial plates and we are showing a open tureen with that armorial. Since we have sold the fitzhugh armorial plates we are showing other plates in our vast chinese export inventory. These plates are three of a set of 12 Mottahedeh Orange Fitzhugh plates with the American Eagle. Also we are showing six Blue Canton Dinner Plates and. Also included on the bottom shelf are Three rose Mandarin Luncheon Plates and last but not least is the top shelf. On the top left ids a Blue Fitzhugh warming plate on the top right is a Green Fitzhugh Plate bearing the American Eagle.