Saturday, January 31, 2009

State Bedroom

On exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is this state bedroom (English, ca. 1698) featuring the bed with blue silk damask hangings. The bed was made for Thomas Baron Coningsby (1656-1729), a friend of William III (1650-1702). The bed was ordered for one of the two state bedrooms at Hampton Court, Herefordshire, where it remained until 1925.

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