Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Furnishing the Palaces

Side table©

In the early years of the new dynasty, new furniture made for the palaces followed late Baroque French fashions inspired by furniture made for Louis XIV’s Château de Versailles. These patterns provided the source for many European princes throughout the late seventeenth century. Typical of a Baroque princely apartment (until about 1720), was the classic arrangement of mirror, table and pair of candle-stands, often all made in gilded wood, and placed in a long line against the window wall. In the 1720s, a rival style emerged making use of Italian prototypes, both contemporary and ancient, which harmonised with the interior architecture and painting collecting.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.