Top ten things to see in Treasurer's House
Frank Green amassed an eclectic collection of furnishings and art during his time as owner of Treasurer’s House. Each representing moments of history, often with stories of their own to share.
Kneehole writing desk
In the Blue Drawing Room, the boulle marquetry kneehole desk from 1710 is attributed to Nicolas Sageot. A master of boulle work who has several pieces displayed in the Palace of Versailles, the Royal Palace in Stockholm and the Victoria and Albert museum. The top is brass inlaid in tortoiseshell and depicts scenes from a performance of the Comédie-Italienne
Model of a Napoleonic gunship
A model of a 132 gun ship-of-the-line is displayed in the Court Room. This three-decked battleship is believed to have been made by French prisoners at the time of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), probably from a combination of bone and whalebone.
" There's an extraordinarily diverse collection of artefacts and antiques at Treasurer's, each has their own fascinating story. We want to share these stories as well as some unanswered questions."
Queen Anne period bedspread
French Louis XIV-style bracket clock
In Princess Victoria's bedroom is a French clock from the 18th century which shows the tide times and the phases of the moon. The clock is surmounted by a figure of Fame blowing her trumpet.
Lantern-style pendulum clock
A giant 13 foot long pendulum was added to this brass lantern clock, only 24 years after the Dutch discovery that pendulums were the regulator of clocks. Dating to 1670, it hangs in the Minstrel’s Gallery above the Great Hall. At the top of the click is a bell covered by a brass dome surmounted by a winged putto.
Frank Green's dressing case
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