The Tapestry Room
The most impressive of Robert Weir Schultz’s interiors at Dumfries House
Completed in 1908, the Tapestry Room is entirely panelled with cedar wood and purpose built to house the four magnificent Gobelin tapestries gifted to the 2nd Earl of Stair by King Louis XIV of France following his time as the British Ambassador in Paris.
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This magnificent room is available to host corporate and private events.
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It is easy to understand why it was originally used as a music room, as it is a sensual delight, surrounded as one is by the colour and richness of the exquisitely carved cedar wood, which scents the room subtly when warm, and the four spectacular woven pictures of classical Roman mythologies.
The Tapestry Room is also the location of one of the ‘great survivors’ of the House. The chimney piece was originally supplied for the 3rd Earl of Bute’s retirement home, Luton Park, or Luton Hoo, in Bedfordshire. When this burnt down in the early 1840s the fireplace was installed at Mount Stuart, the family seat on the Island of Bute. However, this, in turn, also burned down in 1877 and the fireplace was rescued for a second time and brought to Dumfries House.
All in all, you can understand quite clearly why this magnificent room, with its warmth, charm and relaxed splendour is a very popular choice for hosting private events and corporate meetings.