C16th style bespoke oak panelling by Stuart Interiors
Gothic blind tracery over solid oak panels
Bespoke medieval style oak furniture by Stuart Interiors
Hand carved, bespoke oak cabinet by Stuart Interiors
Hand carved bespoke oak overmantel by Stuart Interiors
Bespoke oak overmantel with hand carved personalised decoration
C16th style hand carved strapwork decoration in solid oak
Inspiration came from carved motifs at the local church
Stained glass from the local church

Bespoke Joinery for an historic Devonshire Manor

A house of some form has existed on the site of this Manor in Devon probably since the Norman Conquest in the 11th century.

Stuart Interiors was commissioned to create Tudor style solid oak panelling for the Great Hall and a personalised overmantel for the East Hall, along with bespoke pieces of oak furniture and hand forged ironwork.

The overmantel is late C16th in style with the carved details inspired by historic panels found in the local church.  Enhanced with polychrome decoration, the owner’s family’s coats of arms are proudly displayed.

The oak panelling was inspired by original joinery at Muchelney Abbey in Somerset, currently in the care of English Heritage and well worth a visit if you are in the area. Details and photographs can be found here.

Many of the oak panel feature hand carved parchemin decoration, a stylised design, which became popular across Europe in the C16th century.

Great care and attention has been given to the finishing of the oak, creating a patina which successfully merges the new joinery into its ancient surroundings.

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Design drawing for bespoke oak overmantel

Design drawing for bespoke oak overmantel

  • Bespoke oak joinery design, working directly with our client
  • Oak panelling for the Great Hall with gothic style tracery decoration
  • Bespoke oak overmantel for the East Hall, with personalised hand carved details
  • Period style lighting and ironwork
  • Bespoke oak furniture including carved oak chest, cabinet and chairs
  • Complete project management from initial research and design suggestions, to full working drawings, manufacture and site installation
  • Project location: mid-Devon