Step this Way: the Red Drawing Room opened up

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Come into the Manor as a 19th-century house guest would have done. The Red Drawing Room is the central room of the house, connecting the main door with the formal gardens to the south.  Baron Ferdinand’s guests congregated there before going into dinner in the adjoining Dining Room.  

 

For the 2016 season the 17th -century Savonnerie carpet, commissioned by Louis XIV, will be substituted with a reproduction of the carpet, allowing visitors to circulate more freely in the room and to see paintings and furniture close-up.  New blinds bring light and the landscape back into the room while filtering out UV radiation. These developments in conservation technology bring the interiors of Waddesdon Manor back to life without damaging the precious textiles and light-sensitive materials.  Elements of Baron Ferdinand’s original arrangement of the room will be reinstated, including a folding screen painted with monkey scenes, an important set of tapestry seat furniture and a fireplace full of ferns.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

08.10.2019 - 07.06.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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06.06.2019 - 19.04.2020
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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10.12.2019 - 22.03.2020
26.01.2020 - 12.01.2021
23.05.2020 - 06.09.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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07.11.2019 - 03.11.2020
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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10.11.2018 - 31.03.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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06.05.2019 - 24.02.2020
14.02.2020 - 30.04.2020
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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16.10.2019 - 01.03.2020
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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01.02.2020 - 04.10.2020
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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07.12.2019 - 04.09.2021
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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22.07.2018 - 05.05.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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30.01.2020 - 04.10.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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18.10.2019 - 23.02.2020
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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28.01.2020 - 10.05.2020
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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17.03.2020 - 14.06.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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Step this Way: the Red Drawing Room opened up Waddesdon Manor Main address: Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH Waddesdon, United kingdom Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH Waddesdon, United kingdom

Come into the Manor as a 19th-century house guest would have done. The Red Drawing Room is the central room of the house, connecting the main door with the formal gardens to the south.  Baron Ferdinand’s guests congregated there before going into dinner in the adjoining Dining Room.  

 

For the 2016 season the 17th -century Savonnerie carpet, commissioned by Louis XIV, will be substituted with a reproduction of the carpet, allowing visitors to circulate more freely in the room and to see paintings and furniture close-up.  New blinds bring light and the landscape back into the room while filtering out UV radiation. These developments in conservation technology bring the interiors of Waddesdon Manor back to life without damaging the precious textiles and light-sensitive materials.  Elements of Baron Ferdinand’s original arrangement of the room will be reinstated, including a folding screen painted with monkey scenes, an important set of tapestry seat furniture and a fireplace full of ferns.

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