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Back to Shugborough - the Red Drawing Room

 

According to the guidebook for the estate, this was converted from a bedroom (!) in 1794.  The chandelier is of English cut glass made up of more than 300 separate pieces.

 

Back to Shugborough - the Red Drawing Room

 

According to the guidebook for the estate, this was converted from a bedroom (!) in 1794.  The chandelier is of English cut glass made up of more than 300 separate pieces.

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Apr 2016, 01:39
That chandelier would have been a deterrent to bouncing on the bed, Tom.

Also...I would have expected to see a bit of erotica on that vaulted ceiling.
Tom Wilson: That was probably there before the conversion, Ray smile
I like how your fisheye makes it look!
Tom Wilson: Get's it all in!
Que de dorures ! J'aurais peur d'abîmer le tapis en marchant dessus.
Tom Wilson: As you see, there is a rope to prevent you from walking on the carpet smile
Nicely taken. I really like this room.
Tom Wilson: It is a beautiful room!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2016, 06:15
I can't imaging waking up in a room like this. I wonder how the Lichfields made their money in the first place?
Tom Wilson: The Anson family is the third to hold the title - originally landowners, then George Anson made a fortune in prize money before becoming First Lord of the Admiralty. I also guess that there was coal money from their land owning.
Converted from a bedroom??? I think our entire apartment could fit into that (gorgeous) room, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Amazing how the other 10 per cent live, isn't it?
Although your wonderful fishy lens provides us with an obvious blue to the image, if we had eyes like this, we would think that what we see was absolutely correct. Don't trust senses is my moral.
Tom Wilson: A good moral it is too, Chad smile
Quite impressive Tom! The bedroom must have been a huge one...
Tom Wilson: Indeed - one wonders what the best bedroom would be like smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2016, 08:46
I don't think I could sleep in a room this size, Tom
Tom Wilson: Well, if you couldn't, there's be plenty of space to wander around in smile
I have dismantled every chandelier in every home I have bought first thing. Too hard to clean and the glass has many more uses.
Tom Wilson: I think the books said that it took two or three days just to clean it!
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Apr 2016, 10:38
What a gorgeous room, Tom. The fisheye effect really works in rooms.
Tom Wilson: Yes, isn't it? The fish-eye is fine if you want to capture the whole space. One can put up with the distortions smile
You can pack in so much with the fish eye, the colours are so much richer than my attempt.
Tom Wilson: The rich colours are down to Fujifilm's new and different sensor, Martin - it has a different layout and doesn't use an anti-moire filter - now other manufacturers are copying the last of these smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Apr 2016, 12:29
Fishy business to have a bedroom this large. Could sleep the whole clan. Being separated from beds could happen in the same room and you won't even notice your partner snoring. Wow, my imagination is running ...
Tom Wilson: Let it run, Louis, let it run! smile
I hadn't realised this magnificent room started out as a bedroom. Your lens certainly got it all in.
Tom Wilson: Amazing, isn't it!
You made it look more interesting than the real thing,Tom....smile
Tom Wilson: You think so, Frank? I thought it was a really lovely room.
A nice room Tom, yes, but the decorations and furniture do nothing for me I'm afraid.
Tom Wilson: Ah, you've got to be nobility to appreciate this lot, Frank smile I must admit, I'd be a bit overwhelmed by it!
It is an ornate room, I can't imagine sleeping in a bedroom that size!
Tom Wilson: It's hard to believe that this one room was a bedroom - I wonder if it was, in fact, two or three bedrooms/dressing rooms, converted into one?

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