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Architectural panel

Architectural panel

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1720 (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.523-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This long panel would have been one of the main panels in a scheme of architectural panelling, filling the space between the dado and the frieze above. The carving, including vines and wheat ears, might have been intended for use in a religious context, suggesting the bread and wine that are central to the Mass. 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

Rectangular panel of oak, from a scheme of wall panelling, carved with a pendant of vine, wheat ears and flowers, suspended from a ribbon, within a moulded border

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1680-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak

Dimensions

Height: 168 cm, Width: 45 cm, Depth: 4 cm

Descriptive line

Rectangular panel of oak, from a scheme of wall panelling, carved with a pendant of vine, wheat ears and flowers, suspended from a ribbon, within a moulded border

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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