Antique Set Of 12 Plaster Intaglios Of Monarchs C 1790

Antique Set Of 12 Plaster Intaglios Of Monarchs C 1790


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A beautiful set of twelve intaglios of English & British Monarchs, circa 1790 in date.

The plaster intaglios are mounted on light burgundy velvet with a glazed period rosewood frame with a gilt detail.

They consist of twelve circular plaster monarchs in profile including:

William I, 1066 - 1087 (The Conqueror)
William II 1087 - 1100 (Rufus)
Henry I 1100 - 1135
Stephen 1135 - 1154
Henry II 1154 - 1189
Edward II 1307 - 1327
Henry III 1327 - 1377
Henry VII 1485 - 1509
Edward VI 1547 - 1553
George I 1714 - 1727
George II 1727 - 1760
George III 1760 - 1820

Theres no mistaking the unique quality and history of these intaglios and they are assured to lend your home a touch of prestige.


In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 36 x Width 31 x Depth 4

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 0 inches x Depth 2 inches

Intaglios - were originally used as seals, these carvings or cuttings are moulded out of white plaster, marble dust or wax. The original 19th century intaglios were also made from wood or stone. The depressed designs depicting ancient scenes from Greece, Italy, etc were also used as markers of the land. They were also collected as souvenirs from European Grand Tours in 1830.
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.


W31.0 x H36.0 x D4.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



18th Century and Earlier




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