This photograph of the image is believed to have been taken c1920-1950.
Underneath the image of the wooden panel is the description: 'The Chestnut Panelling. Lot 2079'.
The photographer's notes state: 'Copy. Illustration of a portion of chestnut panelling that appeared in a large catalogue of the "Sydney Collection at Frognal, Chislehurst, Kent", issued by Messrs Knight, Frank & Rutley on the occasion of the sale of the above, June 7th 1915. This panelling was in the old House of Farringtons before being at Frognal and was probably of the same date, i.e. about 1649, as the house, built by a Thomas Blencarne. The house was demolished in 1820'.
The sale to which he is referring came about when Frognal House was sold to the government in 1915. The house and grounds were then used as the site of the new Queen's Hospital (later Queen Mary's Hospital) until the 1970s.
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Photographer: Street, Philip Edmund Wills
Decorated Panel, Post Medieval Country House
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