The 2nd Lord Berwick and his courtesan wife were big spenders. So much so that two bankruptcy auctions had to be held to clear their debt. His younger brother a diplomat in Italy, rushed home to save many of the important works of art. Part of the Berwick's extravagance must have been this flamboyant room, designed by the Regency darling John Nash, with its glass roof (always leaky apparently) and enormous red carpet.In 2012, visitors can watch some of this rooms restoration taking place.
The restored crimson carpet in the Picture Gallery took 10 workers to install.
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