Waddesdon Manor


Nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Crescent lit objects in 'Sacred Stitches' - an exhibition of Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor.

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) and his sister Alice (1847 -1922) acquired the textiles, whose former uses include altar frontals and part of vestments as furnishings for the Bachelors' Wing at Waddesdon. The textiles were mounted as banner hangings and chair coverings; their exoticism and rich colours help to create a sense of opulence and luxury characteristic of the Rothschild interiors.

The cabinet mounted objects were lit from above and below using Crescent’s 'Lightbar' linear fibre optic system powered by CRE096 100W TH projectors. Some additional fibre tails were used to pinpoint other objects in the room, e.g. a hanging piece and an explanatory text.

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