The Great Chamber

The 17th century tapestries which hand in the Great Chamber are either Flemish or French in origin. The tapestries are all that remain from the Great Chamber of a much larger collection that had remained in the hall for 200 years whilst the hall was unoccupied. The 9th Duke removed the tapestries from the hall to a room in the stable block for safety whilst restoration was taking place.

Sadly, in 1925 a fire broke out in a tea-room above the stables and approximately 60 tapestries were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.*

The Great Chamber

*From the Haddon Hall guide book

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2018

18 Responses to “Haddon Hall – The Great Chamber”

  1. Hels says:

    The tapestries were brilliantly made and cleverly collected by one or more duke with lots of money. Perhaps they would selected lighter colours today.

  2. How sad to loose such beautiful work.
    Coffee is on

  3. Ginnie says:

    60 tapestries lost forever. What a tragedy. But thankfully, some of the others are there to show the glory. Them and the woodwork!

  4. Shabana says:

    This must be a marvelous hall dear Cherie!
    Sorry that tapestries were damaged so far

  5. >Sadly, in 1925 a fire broke out in a tea-room

    That’s really a shame. I hope they still have some photo records of those lost tapestries.

  6. The Yum List says:

    My mind marvels at the number of art pieces and architecture lost over the centuries.

  7. One wonders just how many tapestries there are in the country.

  8. ....peter:) says:

    i like this shot of the great chamber and the timber trusses holding the roof Cherie….peter:)

  9. Steve Hayes says:

    Is that a maze in the garden, or a labyrinth?

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