English Country Houses
Wilton House is situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.
The famous Double Cube Room
The great room of the house is 60 ft long x 30 ft wide and 30 ft high. It was created by Inigo Jones and Webb circa 1653. The pine wall painted white is decorated with great swags of foliage and fruit in gold leaf. The gilt and red velvet furniture complements the collection of paintings by Van Dyck of the family of Charles I and the family of his contemporary Earl of Pembroke. The coffered ceiling painted by Thomas de Critz depicts the story of Perseus.
Bickling Hall, Bickling, Norfolk
Blickling Hall is a stately home which is part of the Blickling estate. It is located in the village of Blickling north of Aylsham in Norfolk, England and has been in the care of the National Trust since 1940.
Very handsome over mantle.
The decorative ceiling was covered in this room.
Berrington Hall is a country house located about 3 miles north of Leominster, Herefordshire, England. During the 20th century it was the seat of the Cawley family.
Love the bronze balustrades.
One of the boudoir’s lapis blue scagliola columns at Berrington Hall. It also shows the elaborate gilded plasterwork frieze.
Dark wood paneling is so handsome with gold accents.