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Re: Royal Interiors
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2005, 08:55:43 AM »
That light fixture is absolutely remarkable.  Not something I would necessarily want in my own home, but it looks incredible.
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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2005, 09:06:16 AM »
I'm read that that light fixture, as well as many of the furnishings and details contained in the east wing of BP, were taken from George IV's Brighton Pavilian - seems only fitting since it was sold to pay for the extension of the palace!


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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2005, 09:08:20 AM »
Yes, I could well beleive it - it's just the kind of thing George IV would have bought!
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Re: Royal Interiors
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2005, 05:37:14 AM »
The drawing room at York Cottage, 1890s


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« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2005, 05:39:30 AM »
The bedroom of Queen Mary (then Princess of Wales) in 1905, Marlborough House.


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« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2005, 05:42:06 AM »
The Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace. It seems smaller in real life and I noticed that one of the banquettes had what seem to be a smaller water stain on it and the glass ceiling had an even larger water stain on it!



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« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2005, 05:43:44 AM »
Detail of the ceiling of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore.

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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2005, 05:44:35 AM »
QM's bedroom at Marlborough House looks a little cluttered to me . . .
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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2005, 06:51:16 AM »
Minimilism wasn't fashionable in those days, unless you were one of the millions of poor wretches living in slums when minimilism was forced upon you!

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2005, 06:55:50 AM »
I think that bedroom would have been both sumptuous and comfortable.

As Richard rightly points out, the vogue at that time was for quantities of furniture and biblelots - bedrooms were no exception to this.

I would love to know what the colour scheme was.......
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Re: Royal Interiors
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2005, 06:59:21 AM »
That chaise-lounge beside the bed looks very comfortable . . .
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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2005, 07:04:17 AM »
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That chaise-lounge beside the bed looks very comfortable . . .


A nice comfortable place for reading, or relaxing en d├ęshabille, I would imagine......
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« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2005, 12:11:28 PM »
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I read somewhere that Queen Mary had one of her ladies in waiting read to her for an hour every afternoon. I can just she here on the chaise, being read to whilst she rests between tea and whatever the evening held.



Wearing a lovely tea gown, no doubt.....

I like the idea of that, as it combines rest with entertainment....... ;)
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Re: Royal Interiors
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2005, 01:41:47 PM »
Attention Mr. or Ms. Decorator Persons:

What is the correct term for the interior design and decor "scheme" of Buckingham Palace?

When I visited in 2000 there very many very high quality antiques which belonged in a museum, a whole lot of first rate junk I would love to have in my own home and quite a bit of stuff the queen should place on e-bay if the rubbish bin is too full already.

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« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2005, 02:22:31 PM »
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What is the correct term for the interior design and decor "scheme" of Buckingham Palace?

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I think it would depend upon which room you were in at the time.  Isn't there a Chippendale Room and a Chinese Room?  (I hope there is a Biedermeier Room in there somewhere.)  
I would probably call it 'mishmash', not in a derogatory way at all, but just because there are so many design periods that would be represented.  
Good question Tampa.  I dunno.  
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