Objects of Vertu
- Art Funded
- 74 x 66 cm
- Hamilton & Kinneil Estates
The Hanging Cabinet, made for William Beckford and probably designed by Beckford and the architect Henry Edmund Goodridge, is a superb example of the furniture Beckford commissioned during the final years of his life while living in Bath and the methods he used to display his impressive collection within Landsdown Tower, Bath.
A Silver gilt mounted lapis lazuli cup and cover with the Beckford crest by John Harris were acquired for the museum in 1990 with an Art Fund grant of £15,000 towards the total of £143,000.