General Duff Case Study: At home in India

General Duff Case Study: At home in India

At home in India Although Patrick made the arduous voyage between India and Britain five times, most of his adult life was spent in India….

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Armorial Porcelain

Armorial Porcelain

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Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Porcelain

Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Porcelain

I find that the ship will floor forty half chests more of China ware than expected therefore request that you will order that quantity which…

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Osterley Case Study: Family Commerce

Osterley Case Study: Family Commerce

Three generations of the Child family at Osterley, much like the Taylor brothers who are illustrated left, were intimately involved in the East India Company….

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Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

The most significant, and in many respects disastrous, event in Shugborough’s nineteenth-century history was the great sale of 1842, held to repay the considerable debts…

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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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Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

As he had no legitimate children of his own, the inheritance of his estates, including Warfield was entirely at Walsh’s behest. Although it had earlier…

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Englefield House Case Study: Material Knowledge

Englefield House Case Study: Material Knowledge

As an East India Company official in Madras, Richard Benyon understood and valued objects. The preparations he made for his final journey to England in…

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Aske Hall Case Study: The properties after the death of Sir Lawrence

Aske Hall Case Study: The properties after the death of Sir Lawrence

The properties after the death of Sir Lawrence On his death in 1781 ‘Lawrence Dundas of Arlington Street in the County of Westminster’ left ‘to…

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Aske Hall Case Study: India Goods and the Importance of Kerse

Aske Hall Case Study: India Goods and the Importance of Kerse

India Goods & The Importance of Kerse Yet where in this story of interior decoration are the exotic Asian goods that exist at Aske Hall…

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