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Thomas Hope was one of the leaders of taste in Regency England. As a young man he travelled extensively. Through these travels he gained a passion for classical form and decoration, and adapted these to create his own designs and interior schemes. This bookcase was designed for his country house. Following the decoration of his London house in Duchess Street he published his designs in 1803, as Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, which was influential in promoting particularly the Egyptian style in England.
Purchased with the aid of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund
Size: Height: 291 cm; Width: 331 cm; Depth: 61 cm.
Artist / Maker: Thomas Hope (1769-1831)
Object Type: bookcase
Period: George III
Actual Date: c. 1810
Century: 19th century
Materials: Mahogany, Bronze, Paint, Glass
Museum Accession Number: 1972.64/FW.