Four poster state bed by Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard

Four poster bed with chintz hangings.


Wood, gilt
304 x 221 x 1770 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £82,223; Export stopped)
Acquired in:

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 It was not known for whom the bed was originally made, nor when it first came to England.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.


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

Venue details

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

Entry details

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