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Claudia Schiffer's Tudor Mansion

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发表于 9-10-2017 18:02:56 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Jane Keltner de Valle, We Go Inside Claudia Schiffer's Tudor Mansion. Arch Digest, August 2017.
https://www.architecturaldigest. ... ffers-tudor-mansion

Note:
(a)
(i) Claudia Schiffer (born 1970) and English film director Matthew Vaughn (born 1971) were married on May 25, 2002.
(ii) The German/Jewish surname Schiffer means a "mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ship."

(b) "It's said that the 1574 house—built in the shape of an H in honor of King Henry VIII—owes its name to Queen Elizabeth I, who was nonplussed at being served cold ham when she stayed there and thus christened it Coldham Hall. It served as a safe haven for Catholic priests during the Elizabethan purges, and still boasts a few priest holes—cubbies below the floorboards * * * The property was also a meeting point for the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, and remained in the original family for some three centuries."

(i) Coldham Hall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldham_Hall
("is located in the parish of Stanningfield in Suffolk" county; section 2 History: Gunpowder Plot + priest holes)

The village of Stanningfield is northeast of City of London.  Flying/ air distance from Stanningfield's nearby market town "Bury St Edmunds" to City of London is 61 miles/ 98 km.
(ii)
(A) The noun "cubby" is short for cubbyhole (n): "a small snug place (as for hiding or storage); also :  a cramped space"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubbyhole
(B) cubbyhole
www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cubbyhole
(etymology)

(c) "Schiffer began poking around galleries as a young model in Paris living in the Marais. * * * A decade into her career, she purchased her first Warhol, a camouflage painting that now hangs in the study."
(i)
(A) French-English dictionary:
* marais (noun masculine): "marsh"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/marais
(B) Le Marais
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Marais
(ii) Warhol in 1986 painted many "Camouflage" paintings, of various colors and patterns. (He died in 1987, age 58, after gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.) One may use images.google.com with the search term (Warhol Camouflage).
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