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.

It was probably designed by Beckford himself collaborating with his architect HE Goodridge, and possibly manufactured by English and Son in Bath.

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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.

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