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Was Curious To Learn The Person(S) Who Carved The Fireplace On Postcard.

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Posted 11/08/2021   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add VanNessbullion to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm near speechless when it comes to the overall beauty that lies within the detail of the fireplace displayed on this postcard. How can one learn of it's maker(s)?





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Posted 11/09/2021   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VanNessbullion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222, will do. Thank you.

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Posted 11/09/2021   02:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt very much you will find whom carved the fireplace.
If it is 16th Century, then installed by the Highmores whom appeared to have the land since the Norman Conquest (1066)

They owned the hall from 1540 to 1748




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These stunning architectural elements were often created by simple but extremely talented craftsmen that remain anonymous through the ages. In the US Newport RI is a good example. While the architects are written about and celebrated the people that created the mantles and columns and stained glass are lost to history.
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Posted 11/09/2021   08:59 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed. Grinling Gibbons was fortuitously "discovered" by John Evelyn.
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Posted 11/10/2021   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VanNessbullion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 11/10/2021   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for following up
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Posted 11/10/2021   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VanNessbullion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222, my pleasure. I'm not done yet though.

At your service,

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Sometimes being nameless has advantages...

When I see VanNess as in VanNessbullion, I think of San Francisco's Van Ness Avenue which does have a coin and bullion shop.

It was nice to see your follow up Brandon. I assume you are an adult so I'd invite you for a beer as thanks. But one does not live long in the SF Bay Area if one was to say, Lets go Brandon, even for a beer. Elvis died on my birthday, it took time, years, but eventually the Elvis songs petered out on my birthday. So I trust your friends will some day be able to encourage you with a lets go....

Now if you want a real smile, think back to how your mom or dad would say lets go...and wonder how they would handle things if you were a kid today. There are parents with that humorous dilemma today. Me, if that was my first name, my dad would be using my middle name; mom, she'd enjoy using my first name just a bit more.

Great creations often outlive the names of their creators. Then the question becomes philosophical; which is more important, to have your name remembered or the amount of awe or joy you bring to unknown and untold others. I think for most craftspeople it is the latter with a rare few thinking their work would be still view with awe 500 years later.
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Parcelpostguy,
I've read and reread your response to this post. Thank you for your time you gave to do so. Time, it's the most precious and valuable unknown. In time, time shall tell.
Let's go...in time.

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Brandon
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Posted 11/12/2021   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VanNessbullion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So what's the story. What are the images here in this fireplace telling us? Then, once the story is learned, what do we do from there? As a good teacher does, not giving the answer to the pupil, just clues. I struggle often with the seemingly endless riddles, hints, clues, etc as a person works towards the solution. Why can't just every now and then the answer is simply, given? Who's to say that to throw us a bone, for sanity purposes, wouldn't as a result hinder the evolution of our minds! I see certain things in this piece (fireplace), but they don't reveal what's next to them. Or, the complete story.
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The stories are likely to have been more evident to viewers at the time they were told. If you look at a painting by anyone from Holbein to Hogarth now, there are numerous references that would have been clearly understood at the time, but can be passed over or not understood today. Religious scenes would have been seen and understood differently in a more religious age.
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Posted 11/13/2021   01:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I taped a few of these, they were fabulous.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_P..._Masterpiece
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Posted 11/13/2021   05:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VanNessbullion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
GeoffHa and rod222, thanks so much. I'm eager to begin watching the series you shared via your link provided rod222.
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The stories are likely to have been more evident to viewers at the time they were told. If you look at a painting by anyone from Holbein to Hogarth now, there are numerous references that would have been clearly understood at the time, but can be passed over or not understood today. Religious scenes would have been seen and understood differently in a more religious age.


Agreed. I have never understood why so many of the paintings of Adam and Eve show them with belly buttons!! Seems to me to be an important detail of the biblical story.

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