Art & collections
Objects in focus
The full collection of photographs taken in 1939 by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff at the 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo has been digitised and is visible online for the first time.
This 17th-century box was embroidered in expensive silver and gilt threads by a young woman named Hannah Trapham. Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire.
The cartographer Christopher Saxton spent years surveying England and Wales to produce the first national atlas in 1579. He was supported by Queen Elizabeth I, whose portrait appears on the frontispiece. Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire.
This remarkable sculpture is unique, and little is known about its history. It was purchased by Robert Clive of India during his grand tour in Rome and was considered to be an antique Roman sculpture. Powis Castle, Powys.
For decades, Mary Garnett (1724–1809) served as housekeeper at Kedleston Hall until her death at the age of 85. Dressed here in a black bonnet, she is shown as a loyal and trusted employee. Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire.
This simple and stylish magazine table reflects the whole design of the house known as The Homewood, created by the architect Patrick Gwynne (1913–2003) for his parents in 1938. The Homewood, Surrey.
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