Large Natural Carboniferous Fossilised Fern

GBP 875.00

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Object Description

A large natural plate type carboniferous fossilised fern. Showing ferns in relief, this fossil would certainly make a stunning new display or decorative piece for any home or collectors cabinet.

This fossil fern is from the collection of Chris Cornell, a specialist in natural history and taxidermy, who had work displayed at the Museum of Natural History in London.

Carboniferous fossil ferns

Fossilised ferns date from the Carboniferous, between 360 and 299 million years ago. They are found in several places around the world, but some of the best specimens come from Pennsylvania, USA.

Seed Ferns (Peridospermatophyta) are some of the most common plants in the Carboniferous coal forests. They are often preserved as intricate carbon films and are prized by fossil plant collectors. The name comes from the fact they had fern like foliage, but reproduced with seeds.

This fossil was formed millions of years ago and is now available to be displayed in a home today.

Additional information

Mounted on a timber stand.

Weight specimen & stand: 4kg

Object Condition

Good structural condition. This is a naturally made, prehistoric specimen formed by nature over millions of years. As such, formations, variations and markings are natural and are to be celebrated as features of each specimen.

Object Details

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+44(0) 1981 541 155

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From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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