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Portrait of the Duc de Chevruse, by Frans Pourbus the Younger. Charles, 9th Earl Spencer: "In the picture gallery hangs a portrait of The duc de Chevreuse by Frans Pourbus the Younger and the sitter is admired for “his uncompromising self-assurance”. Beneath this striking work sits an equally arresting piece of furniture – The Spencer House Sofa [with]... its graceful lines and delicate carving." Althorp House Picture Gallery, Northamptonshire, England, UK || via Spencer of Althorp

Portrait in the Billards room at Althorp - The duc de Chevreuse, attended by his faithful Talbot hound, Forager by Frans Pourbus the Younger, an Aristocrat. The Spencer House Sofa is below it.

Frame,  France, ca 1500


Frame Place of origin: Italy Date:about 1500 Materials and Techniques: Lime or poplar, carved, water gilded and painted tabernacle frame with sgraffito decoration;

1780-1785 British Armchair at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This chair (with its pair, W.18-1931) is part of a larger suite that formerly furnished the Music Room at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire....This chair is a rare example of 18th-century furniture retaining its original paint. Painted decoration was highly fashionable in the 1770s-80s, and the mixture of colours used here was intended to evoke the colouring of ancient Greek, or 'Etruscan' vases."


Armchair, London, England ca. Carved and painted beech, with caned seat. This chair is part of a larger suite that formerly furnished the Music Room at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. It is appropriately decorated with emblems of music - the back ca

Chiswick House, London. Furniture in the Blue Velvet Room....

Chiswick House - Furniture in they Blue Velvet Room. A photograph for my bi-level artist's loft?-) Yes, for my sub-collection of chair photos in the wall gallery!

oh yes - not in my home, but yes

The magnificent sofa in the Drawing Room of Kedleston Hall featuring supine mermaids and sea gods, were made by John Linnell in 1765 to suit the maritime theme of the room, including the blue damask