Phillipe and Amadée Joubert
An early twentieth century, plaster overmantel with pediment top; painted white. The top has two mirrored scrolls with gold acanthus leaves. Below this are two rows of repeat semicircular patterns. The painting of Sir Peter Legh IX (LYM.P.004) is situated in the centre below the pediment; surrounding the painting is a gold painted border of a repeat leaf pattern. Above the painting is a the Legh family ram's head flanked by acanthus leaves. Either side of the oil painting are two gold painted friezes of raised cascading fruit; grapes, pears and flowers.
Original to the house. This overmantel was installed by the Edwardian decorators Phillippe and Amadée Joubert who were called in by Lady Newton in 1903.
Makers and roles
Phillipe and Amadée Joubert, interior decorator