Pair of side chairs by Unknown Artist

These chairs are of antiquarian design and would have been originally intended for Fonthill Abbey, Beckford's lavishly furnished neo-Gothic pile.


Ebonised wood
87 x 46 x 44 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,250)
Acquired in:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

They accompanied Beckford on his relocation to Bath and were then most probably placed in the Crimson Drawing Room at Lansdown Tower. Chairs of this type appear in illustrations of Lansdown Tower published in 1844.


William Beckford.

Venue details

Beckford's Tower and Museum Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BATH Somerset BA1 9BH 01225 460705

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

2 Mar – 27 October
Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 10.30am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)