Thursday, 15 January 2015

Kingston Lacy, Dorset (Part 2)

Continuing posting on Kingston Lacy
The following 9 pictures show such an extremely ornate room, The Spanish Room or
 the Gentlemen's room!

decorated in leather, gold and marble designs










and now back to the general family rooms










State bedroom




with the Figure of Silence and 2 guarding angels



The bathroom




and another amazing ceiling


The Entrance Hall






Now how would you like to weigh yourself on these scales?


The gold cupboard




wine cellar


A bell for each room to call the servants


The Fire station

The family made their money owning graphite mines and they were lawyers and members of Parliament 

I will finish in the next post but we will be leaving the house and walking outside in the gardens

6 comments:

Needled Mom said...

The artwork collection is incredible! How nice it is that it is still in place. What a job it must be to maintain that type of home. I can see why they needed so many bells!

Sara Lorayne said...

So much ornateness! That bedroom is amazing, from the carved head and footboard to the art on the walls, which I couldn't quite make out but looked like several similar scenes of angels, horses and chariots...These are the kinds of rooms I know I'd have a wonderful time wandering through with my camera, as did you.

Pondside said...

What a lot to look at - fabulous rooms. I don't think I'd sleep well, though, with those angels at the end of the bed.

Linda P. said...

The proportions of the rooms are amazing as is the ornateness of everything. I was going to say that I liked the panelling on one of the double doors that you show until I saw the dead birds hanging upside down! But that was the style and taste of the owners in those times. In the present there must still be a lot of work going on behind the scenes to keep the place looking immaculate.

Terri said...

Awwww. I don't want to leave the house. I want to live there. Just viewing the art work would keep me busy for weeks.
Thanks for the view, Barbara.
Hugs

Vee said...

Exquisite home! I went back to the former post to remind myself and saw new things....the laundry room and all those sewing machines... The gentlemen's room is very cozy...makes me wonder what the walls are created from. Of course, I especially enjoyed the yellow room with its curved, intricately designed ceiling. Just lovely and I am sure that the gardens will be beautiful, too. (And I am always happy to have seen a glimpse of you!)