Honington Hall, Warwickshire: a stucco mirror and pedimented doorway by Charles Stanley in the octagonal hall

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RIBApix ref no RIBA42101
Architect/DesignerFreeman, John (c. 1689-1752)
Jones, William (d. 1757)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1745
Image Date1966
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/4148 (ES11456
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This house was built for Sir Henry Parker, a London merchant, in 1682. The Rococo style domed octagonal saloon, inserted during the remodelling of the interiors in 1740-1750 for Joseph Townsend, was designed by the amateur architect, John Freeman, and supervised by the minor Georgian architect, William Jones. Much of the internal decoration was executed by Italian craftsmen, while the reliefs and their surrounds have been attributed to the Anglo-Danish stuccoist Charles Stanley who worked in England between 1727 and 1746.

Subject tags

interior decoration, country houses, drawing rooms, doors, decorative plasterwork, mirrors, pediments