Georgian

  • NANTCLWYD HOUSE, RUTHIN, DENBIGHSHIRE, c.1735

    Our award-winning multi-period restoration and interior recreation of the oldest timber-framed town house in Wales includes two rooms which continue the story of the house into the Georgian period. They represent the Bedchamber and adjacent Closet added to the building by the Wynne family during the mid-1730s.

    Like most rooms in the house, they were totally derelict when work started in 2004, the Bedchamber's 'facetted' panelling being detached from the walls but fortunately still almost complete. Paint-scrapes and spectroscopic analysis established its original paint colours, which were reproduced in the restored room. We furnished the room partly with antiques, but its chief feature, the yellow and red silk-furnished bed, was recreated in its entirety following a detailed study of surviving beds of the period.

    We decorated the Closet with a direct hand-blocked copy of a English 'Chinoiserie' wallpaper, high fashion in the 1730s. Its other furnishing included re-upholstered antique stools and a series of Buck engravings of Denbighshire properties

    For other recreated rooms in this multi-period house, please see the Mediaeval, Stuart, Victorian and 20th century period sections

    (Photographs: Gareth Parry)

    For Denbighshire County Council, 2000-2007
    Nantclwyd House (Nantclwyd-y-Dre) is open to visitors: https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/visitor/places-to-visit/museums-and-historic-houses/nantclwyd-y-dre.aspx

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NANTCLWYD HOUSE, RUTHIN, DENBIGHSHIRE, c.1735

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