Chatsworth House interior. Note the Trompe l’eoil violin and bow painted in 1723 by Jan van dear Vaart, hanging on the back of a door. Not only is it extremely realistic but it adds charm, humour and a thing of beauty to the interior.
The green velvet bed chamber at Houghton Hall. From Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House (David Cholmondeley and Andrew Moore, Derry Moore photography). Built in the for prime minister Sir Robert Walpole.