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Roundel

Roundel

  • 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.519-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roundel would have come from the centre of a main panel in a panelled room made in France in the early 18th century. Such panelling was greatly admired, and copied, in the 19th century, and this piece would have been collected to provide a good model for a designer or carver. 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

Roundel of oak, carved with a central rosette and symmetrical scrollwork within a moulded border. French, 1700-1730

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1700-1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak

Dimensions

Height: 20 in, Width: 25.25 in

Descriptive line

Roundel of oak, carved with a central rosette and symmetrical scrollwork within a moulded border. French, 1700-1730

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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