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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and gided wood

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This frame would have been admired as an excellent model for a designer or carver in training in the late-19th century, even though it was by then more than one hundred years old. 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, specializing 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

Giltwood frame, carved with scrollwork of irregular outline, with, on one side, a head.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1730-1760 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and gided wood


Height: 23 in, Width: 27.5 in

Descriptive line

Giltwood frame, carved with scrollwork of irregular outline, with, on one side, a head.




Frames; Woodwork


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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