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Stock No. 5160

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Royal Flying Corps Trench Art Tray - Click for the bigger picture

Royal Flying Corps Trench Art Tray

Another absolute stunner that has come in from a top RFC private collector. Whilst its history has again been lost it is clear the hands that made it, almost certainly during WWI, were very skilled. It is beautifully crafted and aptly fits the description 'bespoke' with laid in marquetry and an impressive RFC pilots wings carved in the centre. We believe this to be a one off handmade piece of trench art rather than being commercially produced. Looking at some of the laminated timber it could well have been made from scrap propeller wood but we can't be 100% sure on this but this was often the source of donor materials for such objects. The lightly waxed timber simply glows in the sunlight and despite being IRO 100 + years old is in near perfect condition with no rot, worm or other damage. The reverse is finished in a brown velvet that remains sound but has age related marks. A really special display item and of a quality that makes it a one off. It measures an impressive 18.5" x 12.5" (46.5 cm x 32 cm).

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