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Hand-Carved Westminster Hall Angel Sculpture (70cm)

£6,750.00
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Description

Please note, this item is made to order, with an approximate lead time of 6 weeks. Order before 1pm on 21 November for delivery in time for Christmas. 

Carved by hand from the finest English Oak by Devon-based woodcarver William Barsley, this exquisite sculpture is a unique scale replica of one of the 26 angels that decorate the medieval hammerbeam roof of Westminster Hall the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster. 

More than 600 years old, the original angels of Westminster Hall have borne witness to some of the most defining moments in British history, including the trials of Charles I and Guy Fawkes, as well as the lying in state of Winston Churchill. 

To accurately reproduce the angel in wood, the artist has used the same tools and materials as the medieval woodcarvers would have done during construction in the late 14th-century, and is able to draw upon his own experience restoring the original angels during the Westminster Hall restoration project that began in 2018. 

Made by William in his studio in Devon, each hand-carved angel tells not only the fascinating history of Westminster Hall, but of the artist's own place within that six-hundred-year history. 

The angels are made to order in three sizes. The large sized angel is unique in its exceptional level of detail, while its imposing size captures the essence of the vast medieval carvings.

  • Includes information booklet and certificate of authenticity
  • Can be free-standing or wall-mounted*
  • Approx. dimensions: 70 x 30 x 15cm
  • 8kg
  • Made to order

Please note, these sculptures are made with a natural material (English oak) and are therefore subject to natural variations in the grain and detail of the wood. In some instances there may also be small knots and splits visible in the finish, adding unique character to the sculpture without compromising the structure or design in any way.

*The artist advises to seek professional help when mounting the large angel to a wall. Wall fixings are not included. 

Meet the Maker

William Barsley is a traditional woodcarver specialising in high quality bespoke carving and restoration work throughout the UK and abroad. Classically trained in Historic Woodcarving and Gilding (having studied at the City and Guilds London School of Art), William is passionate about his craft and in ensuring this ancient skill continues to be practised and celebrated. Between 2018 and 2019, William worked on a restoration project to conserve the medieval hammerbeam roof of Westminster Hall.

Find out more

Constituency: Totnes (Anthony Mangnall MP)

 

Delivery Information

This product is made to order. Once ready, your order will be delivered within 3-5 working days to UK addresses. Delivery is also available to Europe, China and the USA. For other international destinations, please contact us at shop@parliament.uk.

Returns Policy

This product is not included in our standard returns policy. Before ordering, please read specific terms for the return of Westminster Hall Angels here

Details

SKU
32277