Hanging cabinet by Unknown Artist

This cabinet was made for William Beckford and probably designed by Beckford and the architect Henry Edmund Goodridge.

Details

Medium:
Oak, glass
Dimensions:
146 x 80 x 25.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £64,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Private collection

It is a superb example of the furniture Beckford commissioned during the final years of his life while living in Bath and the methods he used to display his impressive collection within Landsdown Tower, Bath.

Provenance

Lansdown Tower; Lansdown Crescent, late 1830s; Messrs English and Sons, 1848; Private collection.

Venue details

Beckford's Tower and Museum Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BATH Somerset BA1 9BH 01225 460705 www.beckfordstower.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

5 Mar – 30 Oct
Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 10.30am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

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