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Panels (4)

Panels (4)

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    W.444 to C-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This group of panels includes medieval ones and later ones carved in a similar style. 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

Four linenfold panels, two of oak and two of pine

Object history note

Four linenfold panels of similar pattern

Descriptive line

Four linenfold panels, two of oak and two of pine, copying the oak panels

Categories

Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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