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Architectural panel

Architectural panel

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1730 (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.534-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel would have been one of the main wall panels of a panelled room, set between the dado below and the cornice section above. The curving carving of scrollwork is typical of the Régence style that was fashionable in France in the first years of the 18th century. The style was much copied in the 19th century and this panel would have been used as a model for designers and carvers.It 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, specialising 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

A vertical panel of oak, originally painted and now stripped, forming the main wall surface of a panelled room, between the dado and the cornice, carved at the top and bottom with a symmetrical design of shells and scrolls. The panel has been stripped of paint.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1700-1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak

Dimensions

Height: 153 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 3 cm

Descriptive line

A vertical panel of oak, forming the main wall surface of a panelled room, between the dado and the cornice, carved at the top and bottom with a symmetrical design of shells and scrolls. The panel has been stripped of paint.

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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