China at Harewood
Harewood House is celebrating its ties to the arts of China. As expected for a grand 18th-century English home, Harewood is filled with objects acquired through the East India Company. One of the most exceptional items is hand-painted Chinese wallpaper. Twenty rolls of it were found stashed in an outbuilding on the estate in the late 1980s. Today experts feel the paper is perhaps "the finest example of Chinese wallpaper anywhere in the World," and after tedious conservation it was recently hung in the house's East Bedroom. Detailed images and interesting video are available on Harewood's site.
Image above © 2007-2008 Harewood House Trust Ltd.
When I posted this I did not yet have the July World of Interiors. Be sure to see the issue for a lavish spread on the wallpaper.