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A Large and Impressive Funeral Achievement


+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042


  • £4,250.00
  • €5,035 Euro
  • $5,832 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A Large and Impressive Funeral Achievement

A Funeral Achievement or Hatchment is a lozenge shaped painted Coat of Arms. It is placed on the front of the house on the morning of interment, where it generally remains for twelve months, and thence is removed and frequently put up in the Church. The Hatchment of a Peer is known by his Coronet, Mantle, etc., that of a Baronet by his Badge. A Knight is signified by his Helmet, or Badge and Motto of his Order; a Bishop by the Mitre, etc. To distinguish what party is dead, the ground on which the arms are painted, is represented either black or white, or one side white, the other black. Thus the Arms of a Bachelor, Maid, Widow and Widower, are painted upon a black ground. When a married woman dies, her husband still surviving, the sinister half of the ground is painted black, the dexter white. If a married man dies, and his wife survives, the ground is painted the reverse. In many instances, instead of the family motto, the words "In cœlo quies" (In Heaven There Is Rest) or "Resurgam" are placed on the Hatchment. Oil on canvas. English circa 1800.


  • H: 135cm (53in)
  • W: 135cm (53in)


19th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
W11 2DY
United Kingdom


Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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