This is a coat of arms carved in pear wood with a handcarved chisel finish and painted layers of clear liquid wax for protection.
It measures approximately 24(H) X 23(W) X 2(D) inches.
It is a fairly recent grant of arms and therefore has an oak leaf surround instead of mantling. This client is American with a family lineage that has been traced back to Denmark. The quadrants tell the story of the family's eventual migration to Utah. The first quadrant represents fighting in a war against Germany in the early nineteenth century and being awarded the King's medal. The second quadrant tells of setting sail in the Franklin to the Americas. The third quadrant tells of the family's trials in the Utah desert. The fourth quadrant tells of help from the locals in growing crops and the family's survival.