The Ghosts of Knole

by Margaret McAvoy

A hauntingly ethereal image of a piece from the collection of furnishings at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, that was obtained using 3DX-ray technology.  Several pieces were documented in this manner, that it might reveal otherwise unknown damage or previous repairs, and to more accurately assess conservation efforts.  I concur with many of the comments from the original post of this image at National Trust Treasure Hunt:  the images are most suited for exhibition or prints or…do we see a possible tome in the future?  (And not just a few upholstery tacks, as well!)

Image of piece at Knole by x-ray, facilitated by James Young, of 3DX-Ray Limited, kindly via National Trust Treasure Hunt.  Do visit the site for additional images from this process, they are truly fascinating!