In a corner of the Drawing Room there is a portrait of Lady Berwick (1890-1972) wearing a stunning blue coat (http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/608972).
For the Be Our Guest event it was decided to bring the coat out of storage to add to the costumes on display. Here’s a few images of the coat.
The coat, the portrait and the photo from a sitting with the artist
Lit for the event
and finally, coat on the party’s over