North Mymms Park
A short history
Further wall paintings were discovered in a first floor bedroom in the West Wing when fabric that had been attached to wooden struts above panelling was removed. The painting gives the impression of a carved marble frieze, an effect that has been achieved by the painting-in of shadows as if natural light from the windows fell on a moulded form.
The painting would originally have formed a frieze around the entire room but now only remains on the south and west walls. The frieze is punctuated by large strapwork cartouches enclosing coat of arms.
The style of the painting indicates a 17th Century date, although the coat of arms were probably painted-in during the 19th Century.
Beneath the panelling in the Marble Hall lies a frieze known as grotesque work. Grotesques were painted decorations and sculptures with animal forms fantastically interwoven with foliage and flowers. The decoration was popular throughout Europe during the 16th Century.
The grotesques in the Marble Hall were probably painted at the same time as the Worthies in the adjacent room are therefore dated at about 1595.
Regency White Marble Centre Table circa 1825
Oak Press Cupboard 17th Century
Oak Refectory Table 17th Century
Pair of George IV Silver Candelabra - Charles and John Fry, London 1824
North European Oak Cabinet on stand 17th Century
English Long Case Clock circa 1750 - Signed John Jeffreys London
Index North Mymms Park - A short history