Inside the Great Watching Chamber - Hampton Court Palace, UK The Great Watching Chamber was originally the first of Henry VIII's state rooms and was used for entertaining those members of the court who had attained the status of baron or above. Pictured: part of a huge tapestry on one of the walls
Hardwick Hall , in Derbyshire, is an architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in England. Built between 1590–1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style of architecture. Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of the style, which came into fashion having slowly spread from Florence. Its arrival in Britain fortuitously coincided with the period when it was no longer necessary or legal to fortify a domestic dwelling. Ownership of the house was transferred to the National Trust in 1959. Today, it is fully open to the public.
HARDWICK HALL, Derbyshire, England. Built for Bess of Hardwick, it is one of the most important Elizabethan homes in England. Famous for it's tapestries and textiles.
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Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree. Ancient Book Covers as Russian Jewelry Art,...
Printed by T.C. for the Company of Stationers | The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes, with an embroidered cover | British | The Met
Book cover ca 1635, British, canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches
Beginner's Guide to Embroidered Boxes by Janet Edmonds
Beginner's Guide to Embroidered Boxes by Janet Edmonds is inspired by many aspects of ancient boxes. Her method presented in this book, unlike the traditional method which is very precise, is very forgiving and requires the minimum of measurement.