We are within the midst of Christmas and we were thrilled to be asked by the Saturday Telegraph how we create a county-house Christmas in the city. We are delighted to share the piece here, beautifully written by Elfreda Pownall with wonderful photography by Michael Sinclair:
“Few couples face a Christmas dilemma regarding which chimney Father Christmas will come down. But for antique dealer Will Fisher and his wife Charlotte Freemantle, such is the profusion of fine antique chimney pieces in their London home that choosing the right one for Santa was the subject of a long-remembered row.
Fisher felt the drawing room’s curvy Palladian 1740s fire surround, with a frieze of Convent Siena marble, was the obvious choice, while Freemantle favoured the simple Old English-marble one in the bathroom.