Friday, 19 September 2008

A medieval painted chest

Medieval chests are fairly common in English churches, but painted chests are a rarity. The painted chest at Brightwell Baldwin probably dates from the second half of the fourteenth century. Although it is rather battered this glorious figure of St George still survives.

Eric Hardy got a rather good detail of St George:
Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire, St Bartholomew's Church 55

He also has a rather good exterior view of the church:
Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire, St Bartholomew's Church 37

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