Collection of furniture by Various artists

Walnut kneehole desk, George III gilt stool, George II type mahogany stool, Chippendale type torchere, half moon side table.

Details

Acquired in:
1992
Bequeathed by:
George Holt through The Art Fund

Part of a collection of 297 works distributed to 11 public collections including 3 in Liverpool. A connoisseur and patron of the arts on Merseyside, and a generous supporter of the Art Fund, George Paimer Holt (1910-1990) played an influential role in the management of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and was a Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside at the end of his life. As a member of the leading Liverpool ship-owning family who founded the Blue Funnel Line and the grandson of Liverpool's First Lord Mayor, he was able to present very effectively the case for the arts to the business community on Merseyside.

Provenance

George Holt.

Venue details

The Fan Museum 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 8ER 020 8305 1441 www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Sun, 12 – 5pm

Closed 1 – 10 Jan, 18 Apr, 4 Oct, 25 – 26 Dec

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