Architecture / Features & Decoration
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
West wall of Mrs Bunce's Room (panels, dado rail and skirting board). The walls of this room are panelled. The panelling is late 17th century in style, but was probably added to the room in the late 19th century and may have come from elsewhere in the house. On this wall there are mix of wide and narrow panels above and below the dado rail (included in this record). The fielded panels have simple mouldings. The top of the skirting board looks to be original to the panelling, but the flat bottom section appears to be an addition (included in this record). At the south end of the west wall there is a false door and architrave (CMS 774060 & 61) behind which there is a safe (CMS 774062). There are a variety of metal pins, screws and metal fittings along the top of the panelling, some of these have washers. These probably indicate where picture were hung, rather than being associated with the bell pull system. The wire of the historic bell pull (CMS 774055) appears to run through two staple inserted between two panels at the south west end, just above the top moulding of the panel.