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Record drawing of a ceiling, and design for the walls for the fishing room, 1770, executed (2)

The fishing room was executed according to these designs, though the ceiling does not survive and it is not known when it was removed. Moreover, there is no evidence that the niches were filled with urns, but the fountain entwined with dolphins is known to have been executed. The chimneypiece was carved by George Moneypenny in 1772. The room has been conserved and repainted in its original shade of green, having been a deep pink for much of the twentieth century. Owing to financial restraints the plasterwork ceiling has not been reinstated.

Harris suggests that very little fishing could have been done from the Venetian window in this room, but it was instead intended as a dining room, and a warm place for bathers using the cold bath below.

There are drawings corresponding to these in the Kedleston drawings collection.
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