Guide to the Palace of Westminster

Guide to the Palace of Westminster

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...fleur-de-lis, &c. The side compartments of the canopy are like in general architectural detail, but differ in heraldic insignia, the one side having the symbols of the Prince of Wales, blended with its architectural features, whilst the other has those relating to the Prince Consort. On the pedestal on the right side is a lion holding a shield on which the arms of England are displayed; and on that on the left side is a unicorn holding a shield similarly charged. The panelling is similar in both compartments, the lowest row containing fanciful bands, with rich foliage interwoven: the second and third series quatrefoils: and the fourth richly traceried ogee arches. Within the quatrefoils P. W. and P. A, respectively are carved and gilded, relieved by a deep blue background. The arches in the upper row have shields of arms helmeted and crested with Royal crowns. Tall arched panels display the armorial bearings of the Princes in gold and colours, surrounded by the Garter, and having crowns above them. On blue labels, under the arms, are the respective mottoes " lch Dien " and " Treu und Fest " in slightly raised letters. The arched coves above are each divided into four panels by enriched ribs, the two central panels containing shields helmeted and mantled, on which, in the Prince of Wales's Canopy on the right, are the armorial ensigns of the Principality and the Royal Arms of England; and in the.Prince Consort's, on the left, are the escutcheons of Saxe Coburg Gotha and England. The two outer panels have lions and unicorns, sitting and holding banners displayed, on which are the triple ostrich feathers on an azure ground _a red cross on a white ground respectively. (From an 0121' print. The Candelabra have since...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901746
  • 9781236901743