Discover exquisite neoclassical interior design from the late-18th century.

Gilt-bronze objects and decorations were favoured by the wealthiest collectors of the period such as Marie Antoinette and the Prince of Wales. Renowned sculptors, often working with the designs of architects, created clocks, candelabras and firedogs as well as embellishments on furniture and porcelain.

The exhibition explores and celebrates this dazzling, but sometimes neglected, period of interior design. Highlights include works by Pierre Gouthière, François Rémond and Claude Pitoin, and also a pair of firedogs consisting of eagles pinioning thunderbolts and dragons, lent by the Royal Collection.

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

020 7563 9500

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Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Free to all

20% off dining on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5pm.

Valid to 31 December 2018

Round off your visit to the Wallace Collection with a meal at Oliver Peyton's The Wallace Restaurant in the beautiful glazed courtyard. Show your National Art Pass to receive 20% off your bill for food and wine. This discount is available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5pm. Booking required, see below for details.


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