Detail of panelling and pilasters. Date iOoO.
Victoria and Albert Museum.
Fie. 297 is an example from Parnham Park, Beaminster, Dorset, formerly in the oak parlour, but removed to the Great Hall some twelve years ago. Parnham is of early-sixteenth-century date, but this lintel may have been preserved from a still older house. It is, essentially, a timber-house chimney-beam, whereas Parnham is stone-built.
The most typical examples of the stone-lintelled mantelpieces of the fifteenth century
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