Architecture / Features & Decoration
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
Door from Mr & Mrs Child's Bedroom to the Child Passage (and Mrs Child's Dressing Room). The six panel door with simple mouldings is designed to appear as a double door, cf the doors from the Entrance Hall into the Long Gallery. The door furniture was designed by Robert Adam and is a simpler design than the elaborate one-piece door furniture on the principal floor. The escutcheon in the centre of the piece has a floral motif on the cover and the snib lock is operated by a smaller knob. There is an additional lever lock manufactured by 'WILLEN' with a rectangular escutcheon and cover (pre-1972) on the passage side only. The door is hung on two inset hinges. The strike plates are inset in the door frame. This room is part of the Child private apartments. These interconnecting rooms were refurbished for Francis Child in 1759 by Matthew Hillyard and incorporated existing materials wherever possible. The room was decorated for the bachelor Francis Child and then used by Robert and Sarah Child.