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Drawing room, 1890

A drawing room in 1890 photographed by Chris Ridley

A drawing room in 1890 - photography Chris Ridley

From the 1870s a reaction against mainstream taste occurred, which came to be known as the Aesthetic Movement. People who adopted this style cultivated ‘artistic’ taste and a marked sensitivity to beauty in art and design.

In this room, although the colours and patterns are rich and vibrant, they complement each other and create an overall style which advocates of the Aesthetic Movement would have considered calm and artistically satisfying.

Explore our 360 view of the Drawing room, 1890 or take the Virtual Tour of the Period Rooms and Gardens.