Architecture / Features & Decoration
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
Floor in the Servants' Hall. A stone tiled floor in a black and white chequerboard pattern. There are a mix of stones including Purbeck Stone. There is an area of newer tiling in the north east corner of the room indicating where there was at one time a partition wall. In front of the fireplace there is a 'hearth' of larger flagstones. There is a scale drawing of the extent and condition of the original chequerboard section of this floor. There are two sets of steps: Three steps down from the North Corridor (Ground floor). The top step is a flag set in a block of stone. The surface of the other steps has been roughly gouged in a diamond pattern to provide grip. The bottom step extends beyond the door architrave into the room. Two steps down from Jersey Gallery 4.