Gold Room

Gold Room, 1937

The Drawing Room. Source: Messrs. Foster Contents Sales Catalogue, 1937

“All the gilt was 9 carat gold leaf. In Pearson Gregory’s time the room contained many beautiful paintings and all the furniture was gilt framed. There was a big round marble table with gilt edgings. It took two Italian painters two years, lying on their backs, to paint the ceiling. The furniture came from Italy and Holland.”

Mrs. Thornton’s recollections, Head Housemaid, 1928-1937

QR Trail: GR1

Back Next

Advertisements