Houghton Hall. The White Drawing Room. Norfolk, England, UK.

Eye For Design: Houghton Hall.Take A Tour Of One Of England’s Grandest Estate Homes

Houghton Hall.... Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole

Houghton Hall.... Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole

These wine coolers in the French style were made for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister. They furnished the dining room at Houghton Hall, the grand country house Walpole built for his famous collection of paintings, which was later sold to Catherine II of Russia

These wine coolers in the French style were made for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister. They furnished the dining room at Houghton Hall, the grand country house Walpole built for his famous collection of paintings, which was later sold to Catherine II of Russia

Fencing Is The Best Sport Ever: 32 Things Only We Fencers Understand

Fencing Is The Best Sport Ever: 32 Things Only We Fencers Understand

Showcasing the digital collections of Harvard's Houghton Library, including illustrations, photographs, bookbindings and more.

Built by Great Britain‘s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton was passed to the Cholmondeley family through marriage at the end of the eighteenth century.

Built in the by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and s

"This double-breasted coat demonstrates the exaggerated style of the late 1790s. It has a very high turned-down collar and large revers (lapels). The coat is now cut straight across in front and, following the example of women’s dress, the waistline is several inches above the natural level. The double-breasted style in both coats and waistcoats was a fashion that began in the 1780s."

Coat

Men’s ensemble ca. via The Victoria & Albert Museum “This double-breasted coat demonstrates the exaggerated style of the late It has a very high turned-down collar and large revers (lapels). The fabric of this coat is poplin,

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