old fashioned interior design


This stunning desk, now in the Rijksmuseum, was made by Abraham Roentgen from c1758-60. 

It was commissioned by Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, the Archibishop and Elector of Trier. His portrait is featured on the very top of the desk (visible in one of the details). 

Click on the details, the marquetry is simply outstanding. 


4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 58:

Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

The Prince of Wales spearheaded a campaign to purchase it for the nation.

The house dates from the 1750s. It is particularly significant because of the large amounts of original Thomas Chippendale furniture, specifically designed for the house, that remains in situ. 


4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 68:

Chastleton House, Oxfordshire, England. 

Built from 1607-12, now run by the National Trust. 

Interior photos are mainly from Country Life, exterior photos by me.