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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The dining room, commissioned in the same Edwardian era (early 1900s) but executed in a Jacobean style, can seat 20 comfortably and has three south-facing windows and again, rich wood panelling, while the charming drawing room at the front of the house features a fabulous 39-light William IV chandelier, and was once a billiard room.
This majestic with its stunning Jacobean style architecture is set in 100 acres of picturesque countryside, complete with exquisite gardens and three serene lakes.
ASTON HALL The guide says: "Set in lush grounds three miles north of the city centre, this well-preserved hall was built in extravagant Jacobean style between 1618 and 1635.
Cowton railway station (opened 1841) closed in 1958 but retains fine buildings in the Jacobean style (with Grade II listed status).
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.
We're already seeing families tick off number 24, go on a walk barefoot, as they trace the outlines of the design." 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. He originally commissioned Bodley to renovate rooms around the entrance, but the Earl soon expanded the commission to take in interior and exterior.
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.