Welbeck Abbey

Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire.

A Grade I listed building, Welbeck Abbey is the country seat of the Dukes of Portland, it was built on the grounds of a 12th Century Abbey but was mainly constructed in the 17th Century.

Welbeck Abbey is set in the grounds of the Welbeck estate, Nottinghamshire. The estate is mainly set within Sherwood Forest and the State Rooms of the Abbey are open to the public 28 days of the year.

The Talleyrand Bed

Bed Drape Linings.

Pure silk figured grosgrain in cream woven for the restoration of the Talleyrand Bed, a beautiful example of Louis XVI style furniture, that was bought by the sixth Duke of Portland for the State Bedroom at Welbeck Abbey. Used as the internal lining the fabric features a trellis laced pattern redrawn from the original documents .

Project reference: 2189


The Library and Saloon

Restoration of Window Drapes

Humphries Weaving supplied fabric for the restoration of window drapes in the Library and Saloon. The fabric was silk damask and brocatelle in olive green.

Project reference: 1548, 1549 & 1550

Walling Restoration

Later a further order of figured silk and cotton to match the olive green window drapes, this time the fabric was used for the restoration of the walling. To find out more about the Abbey click here, or contact a member of the Humphries Weaving team.

Project reference: 2001