This grand drawing room, whose cast-iron fireback is dated 1748, comes from Newland House, a 17th-century manor house in Gloucestershire, England. The MFA installed it as a period room in 1931, and it closed to visitors in the 1970s. Now reassembled with a new ceiling, it is furnished with period furniture, decorative arts, and paintings.
In the video below, hear from the curator and conservator as they describe the room's many levels of decoration.
- Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)