THIS is the moment the great granddaughter of a “genius” carver saw one of his greatest works for the first time.
Nicki Holt is a descendant of James Peake, who spent four months creating an incredibly detailed spray of flowers and fruit from a single piece of wood.
Ms Holt was invited to view the work at the recent Chelsea Antiques Fair after it was bought by Charles Wallrock, of Wick Antiques in Lymington.
Peake, a friend of King Edward VII, was living and working at Lambeth in 1895 when he created the carving using a piece of lime wood.Read the Full Story on the Daily Echo
Ms Holt, an artist who lives in Suffolk, said: “It was thrilling to see this piece by my great grandfather – I had never seen it before.
Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge.