No I haven’t been to England, but the Museum Fine Arts Houston, has an extraordinary exhibit called “Houghton Hall, Portrait of an English Country House”. If you’re a lover of historical textiles, this is an exhibit you should see. Tapestries, rugs, furniture, paintings and some costumes are exhibited in recreations of several rooms from the hall. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700’s by Sir Robert Walpole , the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. The estate is still in the family.
The lighting prevented a photo without shadows.The rug appeared to be needlepoint. Oh, if only I could turn back the corner to look at the backside.
The Houghton Hall dining room.
The exhibit has so much more, but my husband wandered off with the camera. To see more of Houghton Hall visit their website by clicking on the link houghtonhall.com