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

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.

Beckford's Tower and Museum

Lansdown Road, Lansdown, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH
01225 460705

Opening times

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

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