One of 24 Bargello, the Florentine flamestitch, French chairs stitched by the 7th Earl Beauchamp, Madresfield Court. The Earl fled England in 1931-exiled for his homosexuality. He sent the work back to Madresfield- hoping to keep his ancestral home and his beloved children (by now adults) he left behind close. In the book MADRESFIELD: 'Every day I manage some embroidery but now cannot get on for want of the deeper yellow silk. However, I do hope it is on its way here by now.'(Earl Beauchamp).
Suggested reading MADRESFIELD The Real Brideshead, by Jane Mulvagh
here in the Telegraph
see Architect Design post here
& Emily Evans Eerdmans here