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Claydon

In the 1750s at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Sir Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours and outdo his political rivals. Thirty years on he was facing financial ruin. Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century. Claydon has been continually occupied by the Verney family for more than 550 years; the place is a testament to their fascinating fluctuating fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale

Claydon

In the 1750s at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Sir Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours and outdo his political rivals. Thirty years on he was facing financial ruin. Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century. Claydon has been continually occupied by the Verney family for more than 550 years; the place is a testament to their fascinating fluctuating fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale

comments (9)

Nice digs smile
Bill Phillips: Cosy! Devil to dust though
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jun 2011, 06:11
This is very similar to my own sitting room except that the figures in the niches are of yourself and Mr Dufftown
Bill Phillips: Interestingly the figures in this supposedly Chinese creation all have western features as the craftsmen who made them had never seen a Chinese person. This is similar to the Chinese bloke who made the ones for your sitting room who had never seen a western person and Chad looks most odd
nivce collage work
Bill Phillips: Thank you Chantal.
I love your fun collage Bill and your history lesson on the rich and richer.... i like Tiff's comment...it gave me a good laugh....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Tiff often makes me laugh, not always when he intends to grin
  • Richard T
  • Baby sitting In Surrey
  • 12 Jun 2011, 08:55
Peter: C. Phillips and W. Phillips are far too serious and intellectual. They need to lighten up a bit and give us a laugh.
Bill Phillips: We can't help being interlechul, it just comes natural like , dunnit?
Looks like the plaster icing has held up well.
Bill Phillips: This is carved wood and fretwork. Chinoiserie I think is the name for this Western idea of Chinese art.
  • scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jun 2011, 15:19
Jeez, I like a little bling but what's with all the icing on the walls smile?
Bill Phillips: 18th century idea of Chinese and all carved in wood
Yes very ornate Bill, but I like the collage you have put together.
Bill Phillips: It was an amazing sight Brian.
I really like that blue colour on the wall :p great work, I like the picture with the details on the left side most smile

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