From behind closed doors: Vaucluse House
It was all hands on deck as our team, with the assistance of our trusty specialist removalists, reinstated the collection in Fitzwilliam’s bedroom at Vaucluse House.
The room has been closed for months as the internal plasterwork was remediated after years of water penetrating the room.
Following traditional methods, the old plaster was removed and replastered using a traditional lime mixture. We will wait until the walls are completely dry before repainting the room next year.
Visitors to Vaucluse House often comment on the paucity of bedrooms for William Charles and Sarah Wentworth’s ten children: Thomasine (Timmie), William (Willie), Fanny, Fitzwilliam, Sarah (Joody), Eliza (Didy), Isabella (Belle), Laura, Edith and finally D’arcy - only three for the ten of them!
While the intention was to build more, this never happened and poor Fitzwilliam remained in his ‘room in the hall’, his only privacy a cupboard acting as a screen.
Spring is a great time to visit Vaucluse House to see Fitzwilliam’s room again and enjoy rambling around the estate through the pleasure garden and abundant kitchen garden.
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