Art & collections
Objects in focus
Dunham’s state bed
The state bed in the Queen Anne Room at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, dates from 1685. It is hung with thick velvet drapes and adorned with ostrich feathers.
An icy landscape
Dutch master Aert van der Neer (1603/4 –1677) painted many winter landscapes, including ‘A town on a frozen river’ in the collection at Polesden Lacey, Surrey. It is full of activity, with many figures out on the ice, skating and playing games.
Made in the 1830s, this ormolu 3-light chandelier at Saltram, Devon, is a rare survival. Originally designed to burn colza oil, it was fitted with paraffin oil lamps at the end of the 19th century.
The costume collection at Killerton, Devon includes this elegant woollen cape. Made in the 1890s, its decorated with embroidered cutwork and lined with pink silk.
We look after many exquisite embroideries, including this 17th-century example of stumpwork embroidery at Fenton House, London. The work depicts the Biblical story of Abraham, Hagar and their son Ishmael.
Explore our collections
The majority of objects in our care are recorded on our National Trust Collections website. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you