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ornate. The lower wainscot panels are all imitation linenfold, the upper ones following the Italian fashion and being set between heavily carved uprights. The wall paneling cornice at the top carries an essentially English design of oak-leaves and berries. The side shown here is in the hall just to the left of the great fireplace, its use definitely being domestic rather than ecclesiastical. Storks or herons, dolphins, cherubs, mermaids and shells, urns, bells, and a variety of flowers, fruit and foliage all bear significant witness of the Italian origin of the Early English Renaissance.
Another example of decorated Oak panelling of this date is that which is now to be seen in the lounge of the White Harte at Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.
Early 16th Century