Antique · Architecture

Dumfries House in Scotland

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The Palladian style Dumfries House, in Scotland, was built circa 1750.

The house and its contents were rescued by Prince Charles in 2007, through the formation of a Consortion to purchase the house for £45million.

The Prince provided a £20 million loan through his charitable trust, to save the house and contents for the Nation and prevent it being converted into a golf course.

Dumfries House is furnished with some of the finest 18th century original Chippendale furniture. The commissioned pieces were designed and built by Thomas Chippendale, himself.

Around 10% of the Chippendale furniture remaining in the world today reside at Dumfries House.

 

 

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