During the past ten days, we have been mailing out the Third Jamb Journal that we have just published.
Jamb, the Grand Collection; Photographed at Wentworth Woodhouse
3 April 2023
This journal focuses on one specific story from last year – an incredible photoshoot we did in Wentworth Woodhouse, the largest country house in the UK. We photographed our iconic reproduction designs, during the summer of 2022, that commemorates the anniversary of 21 years of Jamb.
The commemoration is partly encapsulated through our Grand collection of reproduction lanterns, and we photographed these ‘spectacular grandees’ in one of the finest, most extraordinarily immense, now inhabited Georgian palace in Yorkshire, which is in the process of being restored.
The hall has the most lavish of marble floors, set in a double height entrance surrounded by four colonnades of Sienna columns supporting balconies. It must be one of the finest and glamorous Palladian entrances ever conceived.
The Original Globe began the reproduction lighting collection. After Will sold the original, which dated from 1830, numerous requests for an extract replica followed. Whereby, the evolution of Jamb began and the lighting reproduction collection was born.
Wentworth Woodhouse has a facade, twice the length of Buckingham Palace, three acres of roof and a room for every day of the year. There are over five miles of corridor and it would take two hours to walk around the whole house! Thomas Watson-Wentworth, the great-nephew of Thomas Wentworth, the 1st Earl of Strafford, commissioned the house to be build from circa 1725, and it is now owned by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
It was a complete privilege to be able to photograph within the interior and exterior of the UK’s largest country house that took 25 years to build.There was no better environment in which we could have photographed our Grand Collection of Lighting and feel lucky to have had the opportunity to illustrate 21 years of Jamb within one of the finest examples of the English Country House.