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Part of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Date: probably 19th century castAccession Number: 39.57.10
Probably Axminster (British, 20th century)
Date: ca. 1780–90Accession Number: 57.162a, b
John Parker (British, active 1759–77)
Date: 1766/67Accession Number: 2011.124.1a–c
After a design by Robert Adam (British, Kirclady, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Date: 1766–69Accession Number: 32.12
Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date: ca. 1772Accession Number: 1996.426.1–.14
Date: ca. 1780Accession Number: 55.187.1a–c, .2a–c
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This splendid dining room, part of the Annie Laurie Aitken Galleries, was designed by the English architect Robert Adam in 1766 for the London townhouse of the second earl of Shelburne, later marquess of Lansdowne. The architect provided niches for the placement of classical statues from the famed Lansdowne collection, making it a combination dining room and sculpture gallery. Joseph Rose was responsible for the tour-de-force stucco decoration showing a full range of classical ornament. The furniture and silver are contemporary but not original to Lansdowne House. The chairs (of the same model as those originally in the room) are the only documented work by Thomas Chippendale in the Museum's collection.
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