Shugborough Case Study: The Chinese House, c.1747

Shugborough Case Study: The Chinese House, c.1747

Such was the domestic context in which a Chinese House, complete with boathouse, was erected on an island in an artificial canal to the north…

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Shugborough Case Study: China in the Eighteenth-Century British Landscape

Shugborough Case Study: China in the Eighteenth-Century British Landscape

Chinese decorative objects such as porcelain had been known in Britain long before Commodore Anson’s unhappy stay at Canton in 1743.  The Venetian painter Bellini…

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Aske Hall Case Study: The Dundas Property Portfolio

Aske Hall Case Study: The Dundas Property Portfolio

The Dundas Property Portfolio: ‘Conquests from North to South’ After receiving his baronetcy in 1762 (and the death of his father the same year) Lawrence…

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Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

During the eighteenth century three owners of Valentines were involved with the East India Company (EIC): Robert Surman, Sir Charles Raymond and Donald Cameron. Robert…

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Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines Mansion from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century

Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines Mansion from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century

Valentines Mansion, its Rococo garden and wider park are a beautiful oasis in the East London suburbs. They were purchased 100 years ago (1912) by…

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