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Frieze panel
  • Frieze panel
    Gilbert, Walter, born 1871 - died 1946
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Frieze panel

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gilbert, Walter, born 1871 - died 1946 (designer)
    Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Art (maker)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This cast aluminium panel was part of a decorative frieze over a lift entrance in the Derry & Toms building in Kensington High Street, London. The designer, Walter Gilbert, founded the Bromsgrove Guild in 1898. It was based in Birmingham.

The Guild specialised in metalwork and jewellery and exhibited successfully at the Paris Centennial Exhibition in 1900. They were resposible for the main gates at Buckingham Palace, installed in 1913 during the remodelling of the facade by Sir Aston Webb. By the 1930s it had lost a lot of its original flair and was principally known for its finely detailed architectural metalwork, such as this Art Deco panel.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)


1933 (made)


Gilbert, Walter, born 1871 - died 1946 (designer)
Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Art (maker)


Height: 43.5 cm, Width: 192.2 cm maximum, Depth: 2.5 cm

Object history note

Designed and made for the Derry & Toms Department Store, High Street Kensington.


Architectural fittings; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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