Fancy plasterwork

We have considered the work of the plasterer when we looked at the cornice mould we have in Market Lavington Museum. (See A cornice mould and The cornice moulding tool again.)

We also have some small pieces of fancy plasterwork, saved from Market Lavington Manor.

This eight petalled rose would presumably have been central in the ceiling. Our records suggest it dates from the nineteenth century and might have been in the hall. Indeed Market Lavington Manor was only built in the middle of that century. It is now used as the junior boarding house of Dauntsey’s School in West Lavington.

We have one more piece of ceiling plasterwork from the same building.

This features two fir cones and a stem.

We are very short of photographs of the inside of this building and would love to know more about it if anyone has copies of pictures they would like to donate to the museum.

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