An early 18th century polychrome-decorated and gilt-highlighted armorial achievement, English
Lot 51
An early 18th century polychrome-decorated and gilt-highlighted armorial achievement, English
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,273) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early 18th century polychrome-decorated and gilt-highlighted armorial achievement, English
For BRYDGES quartering CHANDOS and another, the crest the head of an old man atop a close-visored helm, with acanthus mantle, the shield quartered with two crosses, a chevron and three martlets, with a crescent for difference, with two rampant otter supporters, all above a banner carved with the motto 'MAINTAMENT LE DROIT', 67cm wide x 70cm high (26.25in wide x 27.5in high)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased Sotheby's, 19th July 2007, Lot 1.

    This shield is for a second son, or younger brother, of a Duke of Chandos (whose arms quartered Brydges and Chandos and whose supporters were otters) who claimed blood descent from someone with three martlets on their shield. The absence of a coronet means the owner of this shield was not a peer.

    The motto of the Brydges-Chandos family was 'Maintien le Droit', which has been incorrectly rendered here.

    The title Baron Chandos was created (for the second time) in 1554 for John Brydges, formerly MP of Gloucestershire. The eighth baron's son, James Brydges, was created Earl of Carnarvon (second creation) in 1714 and Duke of Chandos in 1719. The 1st Duke built an exceptionally grand country house called Cannons that, though it was parodied in his lifetime, was a seat of great learning and culture: Handel was the resident composer from 1717 until 1719. Cannons House was demolished by the second duke.

    With the death of the third duke in 1789, the titles became extinct, and the barony became dormant. The third Duke's son-in-law, the second Marquess of Buckingham of Stowe House, was created Duke of Buckingham and Chandos in 1822.
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