Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hidden Window

The National Trust's Northern Ireland autumn and winter newsletter has a very interesting section about the continuing restoration of Mount Stewart House, County Down.

A formerly blocked-up window has been discovered in the Genoa bedroom.

This was once Lady Londonderry's bedroom; and then her daughter, Lady Mairi Bury, used it.

The blocked-up area behind the bed was revealed as having been a fully-functioning sash window.

There is a signature etched into the paintwork which dates to 1883.

As a consequence of this discovery, the Genoa bedroom now has four windows.

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