Four poster bed with chintz hangings.

The Tilliard family were cabinetmakers in Paris from the end of the sixteenth century. Jean-Baptiste the younger maintained his workshop until the Revolution and received important commissions from the French and Swedish royal families. It was not known for whom the bed was originally made, nor when it first came to England. The bed is first recorded at Temple Newsam in the 1871 inventory.

Provenance

Isabella, Lady Hertford, Temple Newsam; through the Meynell family by descent.


Temple Newsam House

Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AE
0113 336 7461
Website

Opening times

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
Pre-booked visits and tours only (see website to book)

13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)

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