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120 items return to Brighton Pavilion on loan

Banqueting room

<p>A hand coloured print depicting a view of the banqueting room in the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. For an earlier state see RCIN 708000.ap. Plate 20 of the reissue of Nash's original publication of illustrations of the exterio

Pavilion: Banqueting Room

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Returned to the Banqueting Room mantelpieces are two of the most impressive examples of European chinoiserie. Both the clock and the combined barometer and thermometer were commissioned by George for this room. The clock was made by the royal clockmaker BL Vuillamy. The surrounding design in gilt-bronze, silver, lapis lazuli and enamel paint is probably by the Banqueting Room’s designer, Robert Jones. Both clock and barometer are adorned with shimmering Chinese figures, echoing Jones’s painted figures on the walls. Peacocks perch on top, a traditional symbol of pride.

Probably English

Fender

English

Firedog

Bailey & Sanders

Side table

Bailey & Sanders

Side table

Bailey & Sanders

Console table

Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854)

Mantel clock