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Music Room

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The Music Room is considered to be the most complete example of Adam’s interiors at Harewood. The circular design creates a sense of movement and melody which is enhanced by Joshua Reynold’s Mrs Hale as Euphrosyne lightly dancing into the room. The clock on the left, with Sèvres porcelain panels is thought to have a royal provenance and has musical decorations to fit the theme of this room. The looking glasses and pier tables between the windows are by Chippendale.

Princess Mary and the 6th Earl purchased the Steinway grand piano in this room which is one of two in the house. Princess Mary was an accomplished pianist and the 7th Earl wrote: ‘There was a pianola roll of an arrangement of the ‘Prize Song’ from Mastersingers which I discovered had a particular significance in my parents’ courtship – precisely what I never knew.’

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