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National Trust use Brintons historical design archive for Sudbury Hall

2nd February 2015

The grade I listed Sudbury Hall is a country house in Derbyshire which is owned and maintained by the National Trust.  Built in 1660 by George Vernon the house is notable for its superb Great Staircase, fine Long Gallery, and portraits by John Michael Wright.

Sudbury Hall was used by the BBC as the location for the Pemberley House in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Erle.

Brintons was approached by Andrew Barber, Curator at the National Trust to identify suitable carpet designs for the staircase at Sudbury Hall.

Andrew visited Brintons extensive archive in Kidderminster to look for a design that complemented the style of the property.

A (late) Victorian design was selected, created in 1885, it features an allover floral design in rich red tones with a pretty scroll and floral border. The design was chosen from Brintons extensive archive, which dates back to 1790. It is one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry.

Image top right: Yvonne Smith, Brintons Archivist with Andrew Barber, Curator, National Trust at Sudbury Hall

Image bottom right: Staircase at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

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