Carved Welsh slate panel
Carved slate panel / Llechen gerfiedig
A wonderful and rare carved folk- art slate panel.A confidently carved, single piece of slate depicting a three masted ship in full sail, flanked by two birds and with two sunburst corner spandrels.
Items of folkart decorated slate can be found from all parts of the slate quarrying areas of North Wales and include miniature chests of drawers, shoes & doorstops etc. Of particular note are the large carved fire-place surrounds which are found in the Dyffryn Ogwen area of Gwynedd which often depict sailing ships and birds.
Welsh circa 1840 (Restored)
Carved slate from North Wales were exhibited in the British Folk Art exhibition
at Tate Britain in 2014 and are illustrated
in the accompanying book by Kenny R, McMillan J, Myrone M,Tate Publishing (2014).
See alsoThe Carved Slates of Dyffryn Ogwen Caffell G, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (1983)
16″ w x 1⁄2″ d x 191⁄2″ h 40.6cm w x 1.3cm d x 50cm h