A great (or not so great) example of light damage to textiles. A problem we suffer with a lot at Knole.
If you’ve ever been in Osterley’s Long Gallery, you can’t have failed to noticed the sofas residing at both ends of the room, especially if you were with a child who had been given a wheel by the front of house team, that required them to find examples of different creatures throughout the Principal Floor (the first floor). In the case of the Long Gallery, one of the creatures is a snail which can be located on one of the sofas (we won’t spoil the fun of looking for it by telling you the snail’s exact location). During the recent winter clean, the team had a chance to get up close with the sofas, their cushions and bolsters, and inspect their condition.
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