The Great Room, Althorp, Northamptonshire, England.
a Grade I listed country estate of about 14,000 acres (60 square km)
and a It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-west of the county town of
It is the official residence of The Earl and
Countess Spencer. It was the home of Diana, Princess of Wales before her
marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales.
The Great Room was created in the middle of the 17th century for the
Second Earl of Sunderland and called The Great Chamber, it formed the
centre of a suite of state apartments and was re-created in its present
form by the Seventh Earl Spencer.
The dominant feature of the Great Room are the pair of George III
large giltwood mirrors, designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart for the
Great Room at Spencer House.
It is used today as a dining room for the family and for business conferences.