Bronte sisters' iconic home refurbished to original decor

London, Feb 8 (ANI): The former home of the Bronte sisters has been restored to the design of the authors' era after researchers found fragments of its original decor.

The house, which is now a museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, reopens after a refurbishment on Friday, the BBC reported.

"It's closer than it's ever looked to how it would have done in the Bronte period," Bronte Parsonage Museum collections manager Ann Dinsdale said.

Researchers from the University of Lincoln examined sections of the walls, and in some places found 18 layers of paint and wallpaper dating back to the sisters' habitation in the mid-19th Century.

"They came up with the strata, all the layers of paints that had been used over the years in the parsonage and they were able to work out which was the Bronte period," Dinsdale said.

"All the historic rooms, which are part of the original parsonage, have been completely redecorated," she said.

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte lived with their father and brother in the parsonage. Enduring literary masterpieces written there include Charlotte's 'Jane Eyre' and Emily's 'Wuthering Heights'.

The sisters are particularly remembered for their depictions of the surrounding bleak landscape and their characters' emotional turmoil. (ANI)


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