1) Pole screen; 2) Tilliard chairs; 3) Cane chairs; 4) George III roll top bureau; 5) George III pole screen; 6) Flitcroft drawing by Various

This collection returns 14 items from Chatsworth House to Chiswick.


Details

Medium:
1) parcel-gilt mahogany; 2) beechwood; 3) beechwood & cane; 4) fiddle-back mahogany; 5) parcel-gilt simulated rosewood; 6) ink on paper
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£113,913 ( Total: £113,913)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Sotheby's

They were all selected for their confirmed link to either the Burlington or Devonshire collections. 1) A square mahogany frame designed by William Kent and probably commissioned by Lord Burlington for his New House at Chiswick; 2) Two pairs of French fauteuils bearing the mark of Tillard of Paris owned by the 5th Duke of Devonshire at Chiswick (main illustration); 3) Set of four neo-classical chairs attributed to James Wyatt, who worked as an architect for the 5th Duke; 4) A ladies' writing desk made in an Anglo-French style and listed as being formerly located in the Small Closet at Chiswick; 5) Pole screen possibly ordered by the 5th Duke for the new wing at Chiswick; 6) This unusually large drawing for the entrance to the Villa at Chiswick may well have been a presentation drawing by Henry Flitcroft, Lord Burlington's protégé and architectural draughtsman.

Venue details

Chiswick House Burlington Lane, Chiswick, LONDON London W4 2RP 020 3141 3353 chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.10)

House
Sun – Wed and bank holidays
From April-October: 10am – 6pm
From Oct to Nov: 10am – 5pm

Gardens
Every day (all year) 7am – Dusk
Conservatory
Every day (all year) 10am – 4pm
Café
Every day (except Christmas Day) 8.30am – until approx. one hour prior to Gardens gate closing time.

Access restrictions and requirements

There is a narrow spiral staircase to reach the first floor of the House. The house staff can provide alternative access via the external portico steps. There is no disabled access to the first floor of Chiswick House. The Conservatory is fully accessible to wheelchairs and also contains some seating in the central rotunda. The café’s floor is flat and step-free. The doors are automatic. Public toilet facilities including a fully accessible bathroom are situated beside the Café.

Please visit the website for further details on the access requirements.