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Celebrity Homes | Nov 23, 2016
Celebrity Homes: Prince Charles Renovated Historic Scottish Home

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Designed by the brothers Adam and furnished by cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, Dumfries House is considered the most gloriously intact 18th-century house in Scotland.

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The ceiling in the entrance hall features ornate plaster ornamentation; a mahogany-and-brass grand orrey is situated between Doric columns. The floors are stone. A painting by Jacob de Heusch is displayed in the entrance hall, and the trio of hall chairs is from a set of eight by Alexander Peter. The frieze alternates Order of the Thistle stars with the mythical wyvern, a Crichton family crest. The chinoiserie mirrors in the Blue Drawing Room are by William Mathie, and the gilt-wood pier tables are the work of George Mercer.

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Upholstered in a custom-woven silk damask and positioned on a mid-18th-century Axminster carpet, the mahogany chairs and settee in the Blue Drawing Room were supplied by Chippendale in 1759; he also created the rare rosewood breakfront bookcase. The Murano-glass chandelier is original to Dumfries House, and the portraits are on loan from a private collector.

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Source: architecturaldigest.com

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