Coffer by William Beckford

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.


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.

Artists include


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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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