From Broke Hall, this antique English Jacobean period room paneling displays the multi layered mouldings and carvings typical of the best craftsmen of the day. Includes:
- (1) Fireplace mantel. Width 84 Height 114 inches, Firebox: Width 66.5 Height 65 inches. With elaborately carved oak over-mantel with two busts of a male and female in the half round. The whole is divided in four sections by four lion headed capitals on pilasters.
- (4) Four double doors. Jamb: Width 62 inches Height 114 inches, Doors: Width 54 Height 83 inches. Backsides are all different. Some are mahogany and some are oak.
- (12) Paneled walls. Comprising: (5) Width 63 inches, (1) Width 65 inches, (2) Width 86 inches, (2) Width 31 inches, (2) Width 38 inches. Elaborately carved with strap-work, simulated columns, acanthus leaf brackets, medallions (square, rectangular and octagonal, often with central five-pointed star). The lion head capitals repeat at panel tops.
- (11) Pilaster pillars. Capital: Width 9 inches, Column: Width 7.5 inches. Used to cover panel seams. Allows for some small flexibility on the width of the walls.
J. Harris, Moving Rooms: The Trade in Architectural Salvage, Yale University, 2007, p. 247.
Broke Hall (Bury St. Edmunds, Nacton, Suffolk, England). Deaccessioned from the collection of the Denver Art Museum (Denver, Colorado).
Late 16th century
Approximate Width 108 feet Height 114 inches
Note: no stone fireplace.