The first photograph shows the Elizabethan carving above the chimney-piece in the Red Drawing-room:

The main panel is a gruesome Dance of Death, showing a skeleton trampling on the symbols of earthly vanity, such as a papal crown, orb and sceptre, mitre, weapons of war,  etc.  The figures on either side are the Just, being received by angels, and the Unjust, claimed by the devil.  *

The other two photos show the Upper Drawing-room which contrasts to the other main rooms in the house due to the removal of the seventeenth-century panelling.  It was redecorated by the 3rd  Baronet in the early eighteenth century.

The Red Drawing-room

The Upper Drawing-room

Some Detail

*From the Burton Agnes guidebook.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2010

8 Responses to “Burton Agnes Hall – The Drawing-rooms”

  1. CalumCarr says:

    Just like my stately home in Edinburgh.

  2. MTG says:

    It is inviting, cleaner’s wrath immediately incurred upon entry, aside. What a pity the detail reveals a functionally deceased room.

  3. liz says:

    Imagine actually living in a place like that. Nice for a while maybe but I do love my comfy and familiar home.

  4. Janice says:

    Now that’s a drawing room – such ornate walls and intricate carving – the Upper Drawing Room however seems more appealing to me.