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 artists

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 3350 chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.10)

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