Door of carved oak

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From Amisfield Tower, Dumfriesshire

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Door of carved oak

This carved oak door is from Amisfield Tower in Dumfriesshire. It dates from 1600 and is the work of a local craftsman.

The door depicts Samson tearing open the jaws of a lion. At the top is the date, 1600, and a shield bearing the arms of Charteris and Herries.

Amisford Tower was built by a member of the Charteris family in 1600. A later mansion adjoins the tower. Today both mansion and tower are in a good state of preservation.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-612-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KL 41
Date: 1600
Material: Wood, oak. Inscription: Shield at top: Arms of Charteris and Herries, quartered; initials JK and AM; 1600
Dimensions: 1770 mm H x 920 mm W x 100 mm Th
What: Door
Subject: Carved woodwork, painted ceilings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Charteris
Where: Scotland
Scotland, Dumfriesshire, Amisfield Tower
Description: Oak door from Amisfield Tower, Dumfriesshire, depicting Samson tearing open the jaws of a lion, with a shield at the top bearing the arms of Charteris and Herries and the date 1600
  • Keay, J. & Keay J. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: Collins, 1994 pp 27-8 
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