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From The history of the royal
residences by William Henry Pyne (London: 1819)
On entering this spacious apartment, the eye is agreeably struck with the happy combination of splendid materials tastefully arranged; consisting of a profusion of rich draperies, large pier glasses, grand chandeliers of brilliant cut glass, massive furniture richly gilt, candelabra, tripods, bronzes, elegant vases, and other corresponding decorations, displaying at once the improved taste of the arts and manufactures of Great Britain. To these are added some valuable original pictures by English and foreign masters.
|Carlton House: Crimson Drawing Room
(Plate between pp.20-21: drawn by C. Wild; engraved by Sutherland)
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