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Figure

Figure

  • Date:

    1675-1725 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limewood, painted and gilded

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    W.507:1to:3-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This 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

Figure of a cherub, of carved limewood, with traces of red paint and gilding. The figure is carved with outstretched arms, the right wing is missing, and one arm is restored.

Date

1675-1725 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved limewood, painted and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 25 in, Width: 24 in

Descriptive line

Figure of a cherub, of carved limewood, with traces of red paint and gilding. The figure is carved with outstretched arms, the right wing is missing, and one arm is restored.

Materials

Limewood

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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