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Building and Refurbishing the London Town House during the mid-eighteenth century: Francophilia in Interior Decoration

Aymonino, Adriano and Guerci, Manolo (2019) Building and Refurbishing the London Town House during the mid-eighteenth century: Francophilia in Interior Decoration. In: Retford, Kate and Avery-Quash, Susanna, eds. The Georgian London Town House. Bloomsbury, pp. 71-98. ISBN 978-1-5013-3729-1. E-ISBN 978-1-5013-3731-4. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Based on the authors' longstanding interest in Northumberland House, this essay develops out of a recent study on its mid-eighteenth-century refurbishment. Starting from a summary analysis of the team of craftsmen involved at the house, it suggests how they were involved at other contemporary aristocratic London palaces. The question is whether these craftsmen represent a circle that met the demand for a new French taste in interior decoration, fashionable among Francophile patrons of the likes of the Northumberlands and indeed de rigeur with Frederick, Prince of Wales. This essay relies on an appendix thematically organised - based on previously unpublished material - of all craftsmen, builders and architects involved at Northumberland House, where biographical information as well as cross references between all figures involved with our examples are given in full.

Item Type: Book section
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Manolo Guerci
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 15:26 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 15:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64045 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guerci, Manolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8058-7451
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