'In the last decade of her life Caroline found herself sidelined, stout and worn out by gout (she was rolled round the palace in the wheeled chair originally made to carry a ‘Sea Goddess’ in a court masque). People called her the king’s ‘great fat-arsed wife’, and some visitors to court were actually disappointed by the reality of her famously enormous bosom. She consoled herself with her 3,000 books’
English oil portrait Georgian lady - an 1800s equivalent of a selfie?Such an elegant beauty in her refined dress as she poses against the Doric column, a Classic Georgian reference to antiquity
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An exceptionally fine George II period figured walnut Chest on Chest with canted and reeded corners, the beautifully figured timbers within borders of cross banded and inner herringbone border with a well formed cavetto top.
A good George II period walnut and parcel gilt landscape Mirror, the plates in three sections, the inverted rectangular frame with a well carved gesso border, the uprights carved with fruits and foliage, nice mellow colour, the frame entirely cross banded.