Top ten things to see in Treasurer's House

Two women peering into a ship in a glass case

Frank Green amassed an eclectic collection of furnishings, art and memorabilia during his time as owner of Treasurer’s House. Here are some of the key items from the collection, representing various periods, rooms and materials.

Just so you know...

We're working hard to re-open many of our places where it is safe to do so. At the moment Treasurer's House remains closed. Goddards garden is open on selected days as are the outdoor spaces at Beningbrough. Visit the property websites to see exactly what to expect and how to book your tickets.


Verre Eglomisé mirror

Visit the Blue Drawing Room to marvel at the Pier-glass mirror with verre églomisé borders and intricate gold leaf work, which once reflected the faces of royal visitors.

The glass chandelier at Treasurer's House

Hear the story behind one of the most wondrous objects in the house, the moulded blown-glass chandelier that shimmers above the William and Mary staircase.


Model of a Napoleonic gunship

A model of a 132 gun ship-of-the-line, in the Court Room. This three-decked battleship was made by French prisoners at the time of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), probably from 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."
- Andrew Morrison, Curator, National Trust

Queen Anne period bedspread

Displayed within the King's Room is a quilted linen Queen Anne period bedspread, with fine woollen, multicoloured crewelwork embroidery. The central design includes a cornucopia surrounded by floral borders, with butterflies and insects.

Decorating with gold at Treasurer's House

Be dazzled by the most opulent space in the house filled with gold. The room was recreated by Frank Green with the Palace of Versailles in Paris in mind.

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, which dates from 1670. It hangs in the Minstrel’s Gallery of the Great Hall. At the top of the clock is a bell covered by a brass dome surmounted by a winged putto.

Beneath the banqueting table at Treasurer's House

Discover the secret world of what lies beneath the grand banqueting table in the Great Hall. This is where the more interesting stories of how feasts would have been enjoyed are told.

Frank Green's dressing case

Located in the South Dressing Room is Frank Green's luxurious travelling dressing case. It has a mirror inside the lid, a drop-down front, a rear section for bottles and a front section of four hinged trays and two drawers, all lined with blue velvet.

Indian influences at Treasurer's House

Take a closer look at the glorious detail on the ivory veneer and sandalwood toilet set from Southern India. You’ll find some surprising little images.


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