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18th Century Interiors

Interior Design from houses great and small in the 1700s. Also included here are miniature rooms and rooms created after the time but which strictly adhere to the 18th Century.

Wallace Collection: Oval Drawing Room, Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England

Georgian House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, sitting room. Photo National Trust for Scotland

Journal | Laura Frantz | Author

Visitors look around one of the rooms that has been reopened to the public at the Louvre museum in Paris, Tuesday June 17, 2014. Paid for entirely by private patronage, the 9-year works have seen the creaky halls restored, corridors modernized and new rooms constructed to fit over 2,000 design objects that span the reigns of the most lavish kings of Europe. They start with France’s Louis XIV who actually lived in the Louvre, to his successors Louis XV and Louis XVI.

From the dust, glittering Louvre show emerges : The Ticket

Draped in maroon velvet, the sofa is a contemporary interpretation of the Louis XV design with original details such as intricate leg carvings and classic French Rococo silhouette.

The Chinese Dressing Room at Saltram, with pairs of Chinese prints hung in an alternating pattern with various cut-out additions to create a wallpaper effect, possibly in the 1750s. ©National Trust Images/John Hammondn the Chinese Dressing Room at Saltram, Devon nttreasurehunt.wo...

The art of hanging Chinese wallpaper

The Royal Collection: The Queen's Library, St James's

St James's Palace: The Queen's Library | Royal Collection Trust

Charleston Drawing Room, 1772, Minneapolis Institute of Arts - The Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts - The Collection

The painted Hall, Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

Staircase Hall Ceiling: The Vyne. The imperial staircase staircase was designed by John Chaloner Chute in 1770. He was a close friend of Horace Walpole.

Lady Home's house by Robert Adam 1775. I have carried out much work here -

Upper Seymour Street and Portman Square in Regency London

An English Dressing Room, c. 1710-1730 at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - This photo shows a detail of the tea table and accoutrements in the dressing room, placed between two chairs in front of the fireplace.

An English Dressing Room, c. 1710-1730 at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - From the curators' comments: "This setting represents a room from an upper middle-class London town house....By this time, comfortable, upholstered furniture was becoming more common since more people could afford it. For example, easy (easie) chairs were found in bedrooms or private rooms, where people could rest."

The Staircase Hall at The Vyne, Hampshire. The Staircase Hall was created between 1769 and 1771 by John Chute.

Normandy chateau constructed in the 11th century and renovated in the 18th century; a Louis XV daybed. (Gérard Tremolet’s Home - via ELLE DECOR)

Johann Wenzel Bergel, garden rooms at Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna, Austria, 1777

Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK. Constructed in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester by architect William Kent.

Salon bleu Louis XVI | Musée Carnavalet -  Paris, c. 1780 The boiserie comes from the salon of the Hotel de Breteuil. The furniture is signed by the greatest names of Parisian cabinetmaking -  Riesener, Weisweiler,  Jacob, Lelarge and Sene.

September and October (decorative panels) Follower of Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne) second quarter 18th century Oil on panel Frame, wood

Horace Walpole's Dressing room, Strawberry Hill House. 18thC Gothic/Arabesque influences

AmicaCarmilla: August 2007

Harewood House, Yorkshire, begun 1759.

Architecture & Jardins - A.lain R. T.ruong