Featuring a hand-carved wooden coat of arms over a pair of crossed iron swords, this Spanish wall plaque from the early 1900’s depicts the official flag of Castile and León. Castile and Leon is a large autonomous community in northwestern Spain that stretches from the Portugal border to within 100 miles of the France border.
The heraldic display features a quartered shield with two charges of a castle (Castile) and two lion charges (León). Beneath the shaped shield is a pair of highly worked iron swords that cross behind the coat of arms. The swords have woven hilt grips, sinuous quillons, and embossing along the upper part of the blades (if you look closely, you can make out the Spanish city “Toledo” amongst the arabesque foliage). Behind the armaments is another carved piece of wood portraying an eagle with two heads and wings displayed, topped by an arched crest with fluting and a small finial. A perfect decorative accessory for a game room, living room, or office, our coat of arms plaque with crossed swords has been rigged for hanging on a wall.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with minor buildup and oxidation to the iron swords, resulting in some fading to embossed motifs. Light rubs to the wood. Please see photos for details.