I cannot believe I have left you hanging around in the King's antechamber since November. Where did those last few weeks go. Thanksgiving and Christmas eating it all up. So let us return to our wanderings around this lovely old house, parts of which I used in Captured Countess.
We have moved on to the Great Chamber or drawing room, used in earlier times as a granery - hard to imagine. Recall that only things that would have been around in the regency are covered in this blog, so despite the many beautiful artifacts to be found in each house, I focus on only a few.
The panelling is seventeenth century and has Elizabethan carved panel over the fireplace in the "Italian" manner. Something about all the wood makes it quite cosy.
A few pieces of furniture stuck out for me. The George I walnut bureau and desk from around 1720
and the George II mahogany breakfront bookcase after the style of William Kent. The latter now displaying china. Each side of it leads back to the antechamber
Until next time......
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