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Model of a ceiling


Height: 17cm
Width: 38cm
Depth: 46cm

Museum number: M1373

Curatorial note

This is a model of a so far unidentified timber hammerbeam roof, the central part of which is flat and adorned with shields. This seems to be a false hammerbeam roof as unlike a genuine medieval hammerbeam structure it does not support a pitched roof with a central ridge.

This model was recorded in the 1837 Soane Museum inventories as 'Model of part of the ceiling of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace'. As the inventories were drafted during Soane's lifetime that was probably his belief.

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