Jacobean style


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Jacobean style


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A general term for seventeenth-century English furniture. It initially differed little from Tudor work until continental-style arabesque carving and mannerist decorations grew in popularity. Upholstery and lightness became more general, as did the gateleg table. The Commonwealth (1649–60) reduced decorating to a minimum, typified by the Cromwell chair. From 1660, England rejoined the European baroque mainstream and began the Age of Walnut.
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Eventually, however, this was almost completely demolished, making way for a home built in the Scottish Jacobean style with detailed gables and dormers with an assymetrical front elevation laced with strapwork.
Wood House, an imposing and essentially Jacobean style sort of thing, measures in at 10,119 square feet with a grand reception hall, Clive Christian-designed kitchen, refrigerated flower room, and walk-in wine cellar.
The carvings were designed by the renowned architect GF Bodley (1827-1907), employed in 1902 by George Herbert, who was keen to update Powis Castle whilst retaining its Jacobean style.
Price speaks with immense pride of her involvement, and soon latched on to why there was a racehorse trained in Ireland named after the Jacobean style house.
DEMOLISHED A FINE house to fall was Moreton Paddox in Moreton Morrell, built in 1909 in the Jacobean style for Robert Emmett, an Irish-American millionaire.
Two mansions in Jacobean style also survive from that time, St Nicholas Abbey and Drax Hall.
Built in the 1860s for the Prescott family, who were London merchant bankers, it was designed by distinguished architect Henry Curzon in the Jacobean style, and constructed by Treasure and Sons of Shrewsbury.
He was employed in 1902 by George Herbert, the 4th Earl of Powis, who was keen to update Powis Castle whilst retaining its Jacobean style.