Rooms (Phase 1)
Now, mid-way through the
period property restoration programme we have completed
Room and Library showrooms which now display a fascinating
collection of Antique furniture, silver and unusual
objects in a beautiful period environment. The Ballroom
has also been recreated to reflect its former Georgian
elegance, and the each of the principal workshop areas
is now complete.
The Morning Room, which lost its Fireplace
and sash Bay window have now been replaced. With fragments
of the fireplace found in the grounds together with
Edwardian photographs, we have pieced together the probable
original design. The
sash window has been copied from an existing original
window and will incorporate a panelled window seat.
The Library Showroom had evidence of
floor to ceiling panelling which has now been reinstated
with English Oak, incorporating the Regency style oak doors
The original utility area has been
sympathetically converted into the Cabinet Makers, French
Polishers and Upholsterer's workshops - all benefit from
viewing windows allowing guests to see the craftsmen
hard at work creating beautiful pieces or conserving
original items – helping to dispel
the secrecy and myths surrounding conservation and restoration.
The Ballroom with elegant proportions
and impressive quartet alcove is now host to many varied
and interesting talks, lectures and workshops on Antiques
and allied restoration trades.
study of the restoration of the Ballroom