Lie on your back on an elaborate 18th c bed, and this is what you'd see. The interior of the tester of Queen Charlotte's State Bed (1772-78)

Lie on your back on an elaborate 18th c bed, and this is what you'd see. The interior of the tester of Queen Charlotte's State Bed (1772-78)

This bed typifies the expensive and sumptuous state beds installed in country houses in the late 17th century. Ralph Montagu, the first Duke of Buccleuch, acquired it for Boughton House, Northamptonshire, which he inherited in 1684. The bed was the centrepiece of the state bedroom, one of a series of rooms designed to show the wealth of the owner rather than for living in. The rich hangings are of crimson Italian silk damask brocaded with gold thread. They cover the oak frame entirely. The…

This bed typifies the expensive and sumptuous state beds installed in country houses in the late 17th century. Ralph Montagu, the first Duke of Buccleuch, acquired it for Boughton House, Northamptonshire, which he inherited in 1684. The bed was the centrepiece of the state bedroom, one of a series of rooms designed to show the wealth of the owner rather than for living in. The rich hangings are of crimson Italian silk damask brocaded with gold thread. They cover the oak frame entirely. The…

"A Yixing Teapot and a Chinese Porcelain Tete-a-Tete on a Partly Draped Ledge" Artist: Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten (1629 or 1630-1700) Museum: Private Collection.

"A Yixing Teapot and a Chinese Porcelain Tete-a-Tete on a Partly Draped Ledge" Artist: Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten (1629 or 1630-1700) Museum: Private Collection.

Антиквариат... Watch and Chatelain.. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

Антиквариат... Watch and Chatelain.. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

Southern Folk Artist & Antiques Dealer/Collector: Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur

Southern Folk Artist & Antiques Dealer/Collector: Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur

Sand Box, c.1790  Hard paste porcelain, coloured enamels and gilt  German, Meissen  Marks: crossed swords and the star of the Marcolini period  Width: 6.8 cm.  This is part of a set including an inkstand

Sand Box, c.1790 Hard paste porcelain, coloured enamels and gilt German, Meissen Marks: crossed swords and the star of the Marcolini period Width: 6.8 cm. This is part of a set including an inkstand

EARLY 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN CHINOISERIE IN ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES: THE CHINESE ROOMS IN ERDDIG HOUSE, WALES

EARLY 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN CHINOISERIE IN ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES: THE CHINESE ROOMS IN ERDDIG HOUSE, WALES

At an 18th c ball, the highest-ranking couple present was expected to open the dancing with a minuet - while the rest of the company watched. This 18th c step-chart for a minuet shows how complicated the dance could be. No wonder Charlotte kept practicing!

At an 18th c ball, the highest-ranking couple present was expected to open the dancing with a minuet - while the rest of the company watched. This 18th c step-chart for a minuet shows how complicated the dance could be. No wonder Charlotte kept practicing!

State bedroom at Hampton Court, Hereforshire, circa 1698. Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

State bedroom at Hampton Court, Hereforshire, circa 1698. Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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