Inspired by the collection of Grotesques filling the Monk's Parlour in the crypt area of the Sir John Soane Museum. It was with mixed feelings that Soane watched a rising public fashion for the Gothic style. He designed this playfully sombre space, the Monk's Parlour to satirise this style.
Taken from the medieval carvings 1490 – 1495 from within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. This magnificent and outstanding reproduction carving is know as The Ripon Beast, however we are not quite sure exactly what this little creature is but it’s a stunning carving of a mythical type of creature. The carving is in excellent condition and the reproduction captures all the fine detail that the master craftsmen put in to this piece of work over 500 years ago.
Oakapple Designs Ltd are the only company in the UK with permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals of Britain and to then reproduce them for sale. These reproductions are cast from a resin composite and then stained to give the product all the fine detail, feel and authenticity of the original carving.
Fitted with a ring for hanging.
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