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150 objects from Buckingham Palace's East Wing to go on loan to Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Release date: Friday, 5 October 2018

In the summer of 2019, 150 items of decorative arts and furniture from the Royal Collection will return on loan to Brighton's Royal Pavilion, George IV's extraordinary seaside residence, to be shown where they were displayed after being acquired by the King in the early 1800s.

The contents of the Pavilion were moved to London on the sale of the residence by Queen Victoria in 1850.  On the instruction of Prince Albert, many of the furnishings and fittings from the Royal Pavilion were incorporated into the new spaces at Buckingham Palace, particularly the Chinese-themed interiors of the Centre Room, Yellow Drawing Room and Chinese Dining Room in the East Wing.

Spectacular items returning to the Pavilion for the first time in over 150 years include: the Kylin Clock; four hexagonal, nine-tiered, Chinese porcelain pagodas; a set of vases mounted as oil lamps; and a pair of bottle vases mounted as eight light candelabra.

The loan has been made possible due to the large scale decant of Royal Collection objects from the East Wing of Buckingham Palace, in order for essential building work to take place. 

For more information on the Reservicing of Buckingham Palace visit royal.uk