Goodwood House

Goodwood House, Chichester

Goodwood House is a country house and estate covering 12,000 acres in Chichester, West Sussex. The House remains the seat of the Duke of Richmond. The Grade I listed House was built around 1600.

The ‘old house’, as it is usually called, is now the section at the back. It was developed through the 18th century. Its main hall was classicised in 1730 by the architect Roger Morris, and between 1747 and 1750 a handsome Palladian style south wing was added in Portland stone, probably by Matthew Brettingham. A balancing north wing by James Wyatt was added in 1771, although this was partly taken down in the late 1960s owing to dry rot.

The Yellow Drawing Room

Yellow Silk Taboret Stripe

The yellow silk taboret stripe for walling and curtains was originally installed in the 1990’s and supplied by another manufacturer.

In 2018 Humphries Weaving were approached by Edward Bulmer to recreate the colour and layout of the moire finish stripe to weave additional fabric to hang in the Drawing Room apse and to upholster furniture.

The set of Louis XV chairs with parcel gilding were transformed by Ian Block and his team of craftsmen and women at AT Cronin and reupholstered with the new silk.

Although simple in its look the taboret stripe is complex to weave requiring two beams to manage the tension and take up.

The restoration and installation work was documented by James Peill, the House Curator, on the instagram @goodwood_curator

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