Painted leather wallcovering
The unusual leather wall hangings at Oxburgh were acquired during the 1830s. They caught the eye of Matilda Bedingfeld, the artistic daughter of the 6th Baronet in the 1850s when she decided to re-paint them in elaborate floral designs. Presumably, she had her father’s permission as she was brave enough to sign her work.
Painted and gilt embossed leather wallcovering. Gilt leather of Dutch or Flemish origin c.1710-1750, in the French style after Daniel Marot. Repainted in the early 1850s by Matilda, daughter of the 6th Baronet. Signed in white 'M C Bedingfeld leather pinxit 18' on 3rd flight of staircase.
Acquired by the Bedingfelds in the 1830's.