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Architectural panel

Architectural panel

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pine, carved, painted and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Charles and Lady Allom in memory of their son, Lieutenant Cedric Allom RFA

  • Museum number:

    W.395:1to:2-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel is one of several hundred carvings given to the Museum in 1921 by Sir Charles Allom and his wife, in memory of their son, who died in the First World War. From 1893 Sir Charles headed White Allom & Co., one of the most successful firms of architectural decorators in Britain, specializing in the copying of historic styles. Between 1900 and 1914 he also began to work for clients in the United States and after the First World War he spent time in both countries. The collection of carvings seems to have been put together as a study collection for his son, perhaps in the expectation that he would follow in his father's footsteps and take over the firm.

Physical description

Architectural panel of pine, painted and gilt, showing and arched base and carved with a trophy of musical instruments and a quiver, surmounted by asymmetrical festoons and surrounded by a scrollwork border.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1730-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pine, carved, painted and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 91.5 in, Width: 65.25 in

Descriptive line

Architectural panel of pine, painted and gilt, showing and arched base and carved with a trophy of musical instruments and a quiver, surmounted by asymmetrical festoons and surrounded by a scrollwork border.

Materials

Pine

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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