Talk by Charlotte Rostek, Curator of Dumfries House
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This lecture will be of interest to all members, not just those who have decided to join Cardiff and Vale's Holiday Tour in September. Charlotte Rostek will talk about this fascinating 18th century “time capsule” which holds one of the most important collections of furniture by Thomas Chippendale and a significant group of Scottish “wrights”. The house itself was built by the Adam brothers (1754 – 1759) and exudes the charm of a largely undisturbed private home. For those in South Wales, this lecture will provide more insights into the Bute family, who had such a great impact upon the social, economic and industrial development of the area in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also hear about the dramatic, last minute rescue of the House and its contents by The Art Fund and HRH the Prince of Wales in 2007.