Tapestry Room from Croome Court

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 514

Designed in 1763, the plaster ceiling of this room, with its ornamental wheel molding and garlanded trophies, is an example of Robert Adam's vigorous early style. The same year, the sixth earl of Coventry commissioned the tapestry hangings from Jacques Neilson's workshop at the Royal Gobelins Manufactory in Paris. Portraying scenes from classical myths symbolizing the elements, the medallions are based on designs by François Boucher. The gilded frames of the seat furniture were made in London by the cabinetmakers John Mayhew and William Ince in 1769, while the tapestry covers were executed at the Gobelins factory.

#410. Tapestry Room from Croome Court

Tapestry Room from Croome Court, Room after a design by Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London), Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter), British, Worcestershire with French, Paris (Gobelins) tapestry

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