A complete carved oak wainscot panelled room recently removed from a large house in Lille in northern France close to the border with Belgium.
The panelled suite includes a large Belgian Black Marble fireplace, a pair of full height doors and a set of six original late 19th century machine woven tapestries. The two sets of original windows, shown in situ in the images below, are not available but the panelled sections surrounding the window openings are and remain part of the whole suite. The doors and the window openings are surmounted by decorative carved friezes with highly ornate pediments flanked by tall pilasters. Further pilasters flank the overmantel mirror of original mercury plate above the fireplace and the mirror is surmounted by it's own richly carved pediment. The six late 19th century machine woven tapestries depicting various medieval rural pass-times are set above each section of panelling.
The large and imposing Belgian Baroque style fireplace surround has a deeply moulded shelf above a panelled frieze with a central foliate panel flanked by swagged corbels, repeated on the side returns, above descending bellflower detail on the jambs over bold moulded footblocks. The opening is framed by inner slips with carved lambs tongue moulding and floral spandrels.
French, circa 1880.
Shown here with firegrate SNo 14446 not included in the price and fireback panels SNo 14125 now sold.
Width 19ft ( 5m 58cms)
Depth 18ft 4ins (5m 80cms)
Height 12ft 4ins (3m 73cms)
Notes: Wainscot panelling is found lining the interior walls of rooms and hallways and usually forms the lower part of the walls.
Link to: Antique panelling and overmantels