Barnard Castle and Bridge
- Art Funded
- 28 x 35 cm
The Bowes' collection includes three evening dresses by Madeleine Vionnet, 20th-century couturier and 'architect among dressmakers'. Funded in 2009, these gowns offer a window onto the style of their age, and speak of an inter-war world clinging to the comforts of the past.
Considered the finest work of French cabinet-maker Andre-Charles Boulle, a maquetry panel now forms the front of the 'Warwick Cabinet', incorporated in the late 18th century by an English firm. Known to have stood in Warwick Castle, the cabinet was rescued from export to America.