A Coade Stone PiperBy:
Fig 1 This short article has been in gestation for over fifteen years and relates to a corbel in the form of a bagpiper which was offered for sale by Sotheby’s at the saleroom they used to run at Billingshurst, Sussex. The sale was of ‘Garden, Architectural and Fossil Decoration’ and took place on 20th September 2005. The item in question was lot 205. The corbel which is known to date from 1814 (see Fig 1 consists of just the head and shoulders of a bagpiper.