And so, we've come to Pemberley in our little tour of the houses of Pride and Prejudice. According to Jane Austen's World, Mr. Darcy has an annual income of £10,000 per year, or approximately £339K pounds (around $650K USD). A single man with only one sister, Mr. Darcy has few pulls on his income. (Unlike Mr. Bennett who has only £2,000 to support his family of seven.) Mr. Darcy is at the top of the pecking order and his family seat is appropriately grand.
In the movie, we see only a small portion of the home. Given the quality of the furnishings required, this isn't a big surprise.
The formal rooms at Pemberley are filled with gilded furnishings, marble, brocades and damasks. The color palette used - creams and golds - support the idea that this was one of the most luxurious homes in England.
Here are a few items from 1st Dibs that might have made the cut at Pemberley. I've included some French, Italian and Chinese pieces as well, as I would imagine that the interiors of these homes would be more likely to have furnishings from around the world.
French giltwood console with marble top at Urban Chateau
Late 18th/early 19th Century Louis XIV style console and mirror, made in Italy, at Gary Morell
French Empire Candelabra in gilt bronze, ca 1805 at William Word Fine Antiques
Jinger Jar, China ca. 1800 at Heather & Company