Grand Cabinet Collection


A collection inspired by the Savonnerie Carpet in the Grand Cabinet Room at Blenheim Palace. This room is one of the most opulent in the Palace and houses many treasures. Most significant of these is the Savonnerie carpet circa 1750, which is believed to have been purchased by Consuelo Vanderbilt, the famous 9th Duchess of Marlborough who arranged for the room to be redecorated after the Second World War.

Savonnerie carpets take their name; the French word 'savon' meaning 'soap', from a defunct soap factory in Paris, the site of which later became the carpet weaving workshop founded by King Louis XIII in 1627.