Architecture / Features & Decoration
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
Panelling (including dado rail and skirting board) on the south wall of the Steward's Room. The dark varnished panelling dates to the 19th century refurbishment of the room. There are a mix of wide and narrow panels above and below the dado rail. The bottom section of the skirting board is a replacement. The panel below the south west window, is comprised of two doors for a concealed cupboard. The doors are hung on two surface mounted hinges. Inside there is a fixed shelf on the right hand side, but no shelves on the left. The door lock is missing. There are two metal fixtures for curtains or blinds either side of each of the windows. In the panelling adjacent to the windows there are holes where there may have been metal stays to secure the cords for the blinds / curtains. There are two windows with insect screens at the west and east sides of the room (CMS 774075 & 76) with shutters (CMS 774077 & 78). The dado rail forms the edge of the window cill (included in this record). This record includes timber elements:The upper panel in the window reveal. Decorated in the same design as the window shutters.The timber elements of the recess created behind the window architrave (which houses the shutters when they are open) or 'shutter box'.Plain timber elements in the window reveal underneath the window frame and shutter doors.