A Visit to an English country house

Houghton Hall Bed

Close up of needlework on bedstead fabric

Close up of needlework on bedstead fabric

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.

Houghton Hall Rug

 

 

 

Houghton Hall rug closeup

Houghton Hall rug closeup

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.

Houghton Hall dining roomThe 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

 

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2 responses to “A Visit to an English country house

  1. I hate missing the ‘good stuff’.

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