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Pilasters (2)

Pilasters (2)

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved deal, painted and gilded

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    W.480 & A-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These two pilasters show fine carving in quite high relief. Victorian carvers would have valued them as models for their work. They are part of a collection 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

Pair of pilasters, of deal, carved, painted and gilt, each with a pendant of fruit within a recessed panel

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1600-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved deal, painted and gilded

Descriptive line

Pair of pilasters, of deal, carved, painted and gilt, each with a pendant of fruit within a recessed panel

Materials

Deal

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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