Toy buffet of three-dimensional form: 16th-17th century
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actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Toy buffet of three-dimensional form: 16th-17th century

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Toy buffet of three-dimensional form with high skeletal back and pediment, riser/stage complete with plate - two candlesticks and a bason and ewer- with a cupboard below, one door extant. On the upper stage or rail are the letters R and C which are twice repeated on the lower riser or stage. The cupboard top is decorated with a partially obliterated shield; the City of London arms and possibly three triple crowns of the Drapers' Company. Structural evidence suggests that this toy was manufactured flat, in a two piece mould for subsequent assembly to three-dimensional form by folding. It is the most complete example of its type so far recovered.
Found in the Thames foreshore between Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street railway bridge, south side in 1994.


1566 AD - 1635 AD

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