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Architectural panel

Architectural panel

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1720-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved oak

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    W.391A-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel and its pair (W.391-1921) originally formed part of the panelling of a French room of the early 18th century. The inclusion of musical instruments in the carved decoration suggest that it was for a room dedicated to music and this was a new and fashionable idea at the time. The 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

One of a pair of architectural panels (with W.391A-1921), of oak, carved with rococo scrollwork at top and bottom, the scrollwork in the centre enclosing a trophy of musical instruments including a lute and a scroll of music.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1720-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak

Dimensions

Height: 332 cm, Width: 73 cm, Depth: 4 cm

Descriptive line

One of a pair of architectural panels (with W.391A-1921), of oak, carved with rococo scrollwork at top and bottom, the scrollwork in the centre enclosing a trophy of musical instruments including a lute and a scroll of music.

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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