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July 15, 2018

Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779) was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rocco, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. His superior designs were regarded as reflecting...

January 9, 2017

This particularly graceful English country house hall chair from the late Georgian - early Regency era was sure to have some aristocratic connection, which we were eager to discover

December 1, 2016

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), 1st Baronet of Ulbster, was a Scottish politician and agricultural reformer, born in Thurso Castle to the family of Earls of Caithness, and educated at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and at Trinity College, Oxford. 

His reputatio...

July 23, 2016

'I would not exceed the limits of expense that I have always set myself. Let us do everything properly and well, mais pas trop.' - Edwin Lascelles to Robert Adam, c. 1765.

When Edwin Lascelles started building Harewood House in 1759 he wanted nothing but the best for his new home....