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120 items return to Brighton Pavilion on loan

The King's Apartments

A hand coloured print depicting a view of the King's bedroom in the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. For an earlier state see RCIN 708000.ar. Plate 21 of the reissue of Nash's original publication of illustrations of the exteri

Pavilion, His Majesty's Bed Room.

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The King’s Apartments comprise ante-rooms, a library and the most private space of all, the King’s bedroom. Originally a wall separated the bedroom from the library with only one small door by the windows. The library side of the wall had a mirrored recess with draperies, a large sofa and possibly a throne. George would only invite very special guests to the library and decorated it with luxurious furniture and objects.

Three of these items have now returned for A Prince’s Treasure. Beneath the bookshelves are two side cabinets and between the windows is a French ebony-veneered writing desk that was probably purchased in Paris for George in c.1820. They are fitted with Japanese lacquer panels depicting landscapes, shrubs and birds.