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335.—The Great Chamber, Looking North., in Hungarton, Leicestershire, England more
“It will be noticed that the ceiling is a reproduction of that in the ballroom at Knole (Fig. 294). The panelling is similar to that in the dining-room below, and all came out of the Quenby attics. It forms a beautiful and subdued background for the interesting pictures and tapestries seen hanging on it (Fig. 335). Of the latter there are four pieces, evidently of a set, of fine colour and design and with admirable early seventeenth century borders. Horesemen are hunting lions, tigers, and other animals in forests. With full regard to the old spirit, the floor was made of oak planks of varying widths, but all broad and massive. The room has three bays, of which the great ones over the porches give immense character to the room. That over the entrance door is all window, there being ten lights. It is a delightful vantage ground from which to enjoy the grand western view.” (pp. 293, 294).
The room shown is from Quenby Hall in Leicestershire. The mansion was completed in 1636. Today this Grade I listed building is a private home, although the owners also appear to rent it out for conferences and other events; it has almost 1500 acres of grounds. Organic beef and cheese are produced here—Quenby Hall was the place where Stilton cheese was invented.