Brintons archive helps transform The Pre-Raphaelite Rooms at Buscot Park
23rd June 2014
Brintons was approached by Interior Designer, Lynette Hood to produce carpets for The Pre-Raphaelite Rooms at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire. Lynette visited Brintons extensive archive in Kidderminster to look for a design that complemented the Victorian design style of the rooms.
Brintons Archivist Yvonne Smith worked closely with Lynette and a design from 1891 was finally chosen. The highly elaborate border was simplified to suit the scale of the rooms but all of the yarns were dyed to replicate the exact original colours. The carpet was especially woven at Brintons factory in Kidderminster, Worcestershire using Brintons’ patented High Definition Weave technology.
The pictures which adorn the rooms, reflect the interest of the 1st Lord Faringdon in the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their contemporaries, and include works by Rossetti, Watts, Madox Brown, Etty and Leighton. New acquisitions have broadened the list by the inclusion of works by their contemporaries, Tissot, Spartali (later Stillman) and Weguelin.
Exquisite antique furniture is found throughout the room. The bed, with its painted tester and cornice dates from the last quarter of the eighteenth-century, and the Regency settee at the foot of the bed is decorated with brass inlay, while the wardrobe with its finely figured mahogany veneer has a frieze enriched with satinwood and ivory. The small late eighteenth-century mahogany secretaire is in the style of Thomas Sheraton.
image top right: Yvonne Smith, Brintons Archivist with original design paper
image bottom right: The Pre-Raphaelite Rooms, Buscot Park