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The attar casket of Tipu Sultan


Caned Furniture Case Study – written by project associate Brian Crossley

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‘Chinese’ staircases in north-west Wales.

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The India Seal of Sir Francis Sykes

Portrait of an indian woman

The Unknown Objects Series tracks objects about which we know little and would like to find out more.

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The meanings applied to ivory furniture by East India Company families are explored in the Amherst Family Case Study, which will be published later this year.


Senior Research Fellow Helen Clifford is collaborating with individuals from the National Trust and other organisations to examine the use of Chinese wallpaper by East India Company families.


Chinese armorial porcelain features in the Valentines Mansion Case Study and will feature in other future studies.