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The Green Velvet Bedchamber, with bed and overmantel design by William Kent in Houghton Hall. (Palladian Bed)

The Green Velvet Bedchamber, with bed and overmantel design by William Kent in Houghton Hall. (Palladian Bed) The home of Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

Clandon Park, Surrey - The house was built, or perhaps thoroughly rebuilt, in about 1730–33 (the latter date is on rainwater leads), by Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow (1679-1740) to the design of the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. - The Marble Hall

Clandon Park, Surrey - The house was built, or perhaps thoroughly rebuilt, in about 1730–33 (the latter date is on rainwater leads), by Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow (1679-1740) to the design of the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. - The Marble Hall

White-printed and parcel-gilt four-post bed by Thomas Chippendale, with anthemion cresting, swagged cornice, reeded front posts, foliate baluster bases and square plinths. Additional Information  Chippendale furnished the best bedrooms, also known as lodging rooms, on the second floor at Harewood and this bed, made c1771, is only of only three to have survived. The drapery and furnishings are not original to the bed,

White-printed and parcel-gilt four-post bed by Thomas Chippendale, with anthemion cresting, swagged cornice, reeded front posts, foliate baluster bases and…

The green velvet state bed at Houghton Hall, designed in 1732 by William Kent for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. photo Paul Barker, T magazine

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The gorgeous, green velvet state bed at Houghton Hall, designed in 1732 by William Kent for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. photo Paul Barker, T Magazine.

candyladyjulia: Houghton Hall - marieantoinettesplayhouse

candyladyjean: Houghton Hall - marieantoinettesplayhouse

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco

Green velvet bed chamber at Houghton Hall, built in the 1720’s for prime minister Sir Robert Walpole. The silver and gold trim are a bit subdued -- tarnished by time. Brussels tapestries behind bed probably ordered for this room and recently restored under the direction of the V & A museum. Prince of Wales slept here in 1797, Duke of Wellington several times.

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco. Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco

Houghton Hall in Norfolk was conceived by Architect William Kent in the for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

Chiswick House - Ceiling of the Blue Velvet Room - painted in imitation of mosaic from http://LondonTown.com

Chiswick House, London - Ceiling of the Blue Velvet Room - painted in imitation of mosaic. Exquisite example of gilding.

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