A pair of English carved walnut figures of Shakespeare and Milton, early 19th century

The figure of Shakespeare with old typed paper labels to the base pertaining to trees felled in Shakespeare’s garden in the 8th century

13.1/2in. (34.3 cm) high

Condition: Milton’s right hand a later replacement. Extensive evidence of historical worm infestation to the back of the figure of Shakespeare, with some losses and areas filled with a composite material. The base to the figure of Shakespearer ith some warping and old shrinkage cracks.