Althorp House, Northamptonshire.
Home to the 9th Earl of Spencer, Althorp House has been the seat of the Spencers’ for 19 generations and over 500 years. The House was remodelled by architect Henry Holland in 1770 and had further additions in 1877.
A Grade 1 listed stately home, set within a 13,000 acre estate and civil parish in the Daventry District, Northamptonshire. Today, Charles, the Ninth Earl Spencer has been in charge since 1992 and strives to balance historical accuracy and practical modernity. Althorp was also home of the late Lady Diana Spencer, the sister of Charles, before she later became the Princess of Wales. Showcasing one of Europes finest collections of art works and furniture, Althorp house also holds many public events during the summer season.
The South Drawing Room
What is now styled as The South Drawing Room, was once an impractical dining room, which lay as far from the kitchens as it is possible to be in Althorp.
Humphries Weaving supplied silk and wool bombazine in sea grey for the restoration of the drapes for the rooms many windows, which have aspects out to the gardens and stables.
Project reference: 1241