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Cas chrom Cas chrom

Cas chrom or foot plough, the shaft heel and sole bound to nest by three iron bands, it is tipped with a new blade and the shaft lies back at approximately 25 degrees from the vertical, there are remains of a wooden foot peg in hell on right side

Ristle plough Ristle plough

Rustal or ristle plough, comprising a wooden beam tipped at the front with a metal band for attachment to a single horse, a single stilt is secured to the beam by an iron band and wooden cross-tie and an iron coulter like blade drops downwards and is secured by wooden wedges

Bowl, toddy Bowl, toddy

Carved wooden toddy-bowl with a hunting and drinking scene, from Caithness

Piece / wood Piece / wood

One of two pieces of thin flat wood, each with two holes an equal distance apart by an edge, apparently for joining the two together, from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland, late 17th century or later

Piece / wood Piece / wood

One of two pieces of thin flat wood, each with two holes an equal distance apart by an edge, apparently for joining the two together, from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland, late 17th century or later

Table, butchering Table, butchering

Three-legged wooden table from the slaughter shed of old Burnfoot House, said to have been used while cutting up pigmeat

Figure Figure

Painted wooden figure of James VI and I with a moveable arm, possibly part of some mechanical contrivance like a clock, early 17th century

Chest lid Chest lid

Painted lid of a chest, from Nunraw House, late 16th century

Panel, ceiling Panel, ceiling

St Luke, one of seven painted ceiling panels from Dean House, Edinburgh, probably by a local artist, 1605 - 1627

Panel, ceiling Panel, ceiling

Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac, one of seven painted ceiling panels from Dean House, Edinburgh, probably by a local artist, 1605 - 1627

Panel, ceiling Panel, ceiling

King David playing his harp, one of seven painted ceiling panels from Dean House, Edinburgh, probably by a local artist, 1605 - 1627

Panel, ceiling Panel, ceiling

Judith with the head of Holofernes, one of seven painted ceiling panels from Dean House, Edinburgh, probably by a local artist, 1605 - 1627

Panel, ceiling Panel, ceiling

Sense of Taste personified with a cup and ewer, one of seven painted ceiling panels from Dean House, Edinburgh, probably by a local artist, 1605 - 1627

Bed, box / front Bed, box / front

Oak front of a box bed with carved panels, stiles and rails, a mask in the centre of each of the upper twelve panels, and base portion with four panels of a different design: Scottish, from Lanark, 16th or 17th century

Ceiling boss Ceiling boss

Ceiling boss of carved wood, unicorn carrying flag, with traces of original paintwork, from Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, c. 1617

Figure Figure

Carved wooden effigy of a bishop, thought to be St Ninian

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