Architecture / Features & Decoration
490 mm (Height)
Trerice, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
The frieze in the Great Hall is subdivided into a series of moulded panels each with the same running foliate design. The divisions between the panels are marked by pilasters supported by corbel brackets and form the springing points for the ceiling ribwork. The pilasters feature characterful busts of individual men and women in Elizabethan clothing. The frieze is surmounted by a flying cornice above and moulded architrave below. The frieze is broken by the large window to the east side of the room and by the arcading to the north end. The plasterwork is contemporary with that of the ceiling and with the moulding run in lime plaster and the decorative ornament cast in gypsum plaster.
Indigenous feature of the house