14 items: Five Chairs in Chippendale style; Two Elbow Chairs in Chippendale style; Six George I Chairs; Queen Anne Book- Bureau.

Part of the Cook bequest. Mr Ernest Edward Cook, grandson of Thomas Cook, the founder of the Travel Agency, was well-known for many benefactions during his lifetime. When he died on 15 March 1955, at the age of 89, he bequeathed the entire contents of his house at No.1 Sion Hill Place, Bath, to the Art Fund to be distributed to museums and galleries in England. This bequest, which was, at the time, the most important ever left to the Art Fund, comprises over 150 pictures, as well as Beauvais and Mortlake tapestries, Chippendale and other English furniture, English silver, and Chinese, Continental and English porcelain. The distribution, by the Fund, of this outstanding bequest enhanced the collections of nearly a hundred museums and galleries throughout the country.

Provenance

Part of the E E Cook collection, grandson of Thomas Cook of Thomas Cook Travel Agency. Died in 1955 and bequeathed the entire contents of his house at Bath to the National Art Collections Fund.


Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6JD
0121 348 8100
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Opening times

Winter Opening Times (5th November 2018 - 12th April 2019)

On Weekdays we open on Wednesdays and Thursdays only for Aston Experience tours at 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Explore this grand old mansion at your leisure on the first Sunday of each month with our Open Aston days. Entry is by timed ticket every 30 minutes from 11am – 3pm.

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