Architecture / Features & Decoration
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
West wall of the Pastry Room. There are a number of pipes and conduits (water, electricity etc) secured to the plaster wall. There is a stable door into the corridor. Below the cornice (CMS 774044) there is substantial timber batten with ten large hooks. They appear to have a leaf-spear shaped back plate. These may have been used to hang Fire Buckets (continues on north wall). (A large pipe runs just above the hooks making it difficult to see the fixing.) The worktop on the north wall (CMS 774047) abuts the west wall. Adjacent to this there is a white painted, large built in cupboard on the west wall. The cupboard is divided into two. The four doors are hung on two hinges and all have a single panel with quarter round mouldings. The top half has two ventilated doors in the form of perforated panels (the right-hand side one is less obvious). There are no handles and multiple locks. The bottom door has two large eyelets. There are two panels, with quarter round mouldings, on each side piece. These do not match the size of the doors. The cupboard was built over part of the door architrave and the back of the cupboard is timber lined. Inside there are two shelves in each of the upper and lower cupboards.