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Niche in the North Hall at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, c.1760 carved by Luke Lightfoot. The large niches in the walls have frames of carved wood with writhing foliage that contains human heads and exotic or heraldic birds, notably wyverns and cranes. These niches originally contained marble busts of the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

The Chinese Room at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire. The carved decoration by Luke Lightfoot is from the 1760s, whereas the Chinese export furniture and statuettes date from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. ©NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

Claydon House The North Hall at Claydon House. A niche on one side of the fireplace containing a bust representing America is one of a set of four continents., Buckinghamshire, England

Detail from the chimneypiece by Luke Lightfoot in the Paper Room at Claydon House, c.1760 | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

Internal shutters and window reveal decorated in Chinese fretwork by Luke Lightfoot in the Chinese Room at Claydon House, c.1760