This coffer is the only known survivor of a set of four, originally on oak stands, made for the Scarlet Drawing Room at Lansdown Tower, Bath.
Coffer by William Beckford, 18311841
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- Oak & gilt bronze & silk lining
- 71.7 x 80 x 49.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £60,000 ( Total: £125,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
It was probably designed by Beckford himself collaborating with his architect HE Goodridge, and possibly manufactured by English and Son in Bath.
Made for William Beckford; English & Fasana, Bath, 1841 (unsold); English & Fasana, Bath, 1845 (unsold); by descent to Susan, Duchess of Hamilton, Easton Park, 1852; ...; H Blairman & Sons Ltd, 1996; private collection.