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Music and Drawing Room

The Music RoomThe 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 and atmosphere.

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.