Music and Drawing Room
The colour scheme and furnishing of the Music and Drawing
Rooms were both extensively refurbished at the beginning of the
20th century in a revival Neo-Classical style by Alan de Tatton
Egerton and his wife, Lady Anna. Although the silk was replaced at
this time, the design still conveys something of the intentions of
the architect, Lewis Wyatt, to create a unified harmony of style
Wyatt designed the two rooms as an ensemble with a folding door
between, so that they could be used together on special occasions
or separately if required.
The Drawing Room is the most ostentatious room in the house and
provided a fitting setting for the frequent social gatherings held
by the family when they were in residence.
During the 19th century the room was extensively used by the
family and their guests for recreation and relaxation, including
the playing of board games and charades and the many amateur
theatricals they created themselves, whilst the Music Room was used
for music, dancing and relaxing.