Writing table by Morel and Hughes

The table is an exceptionally fine example of Regency furniture of the late 1820s, with characteristic features of the royal furniture suppliers.

Details

Medium:
Rosewood & giltwood, ormolu Dimensions: 74 x 117 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Jonathan Coulborn

The south wing of Temple Newsam has recently been restored to the decorative scheme of the 1820s installed by Lady Hertford, George IV's principal confidante from 1806-1819. The table was once owned by Earl Grey who was critical of Lady Hertford's influence over the King. Ironically Earl Grey's granddaughter Emily Charlotte Wood married Lady Hertford's great-nephew Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram and Emily became outright owner of Temple Newsam for 33 years after her husband's death.

Artists include

Provenance

Earl Bathurst; Earl Grey of Howick (1830); by descent.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

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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