Uppark House and Garden’s collection
Many of the most impressive items in Uppark’s collection were collected by Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh during his Grand Tour of Europe. Here are some of the beautiful items that the house team looks after inside the mansion.
The Pagoda Cabinet
Although thought to have been commissioned by Sir Matthew circa 1755, it's likely he would have brought back some of the medallions from Italy. Despite the Chinese style, this piece was in fact made in England, although who by is not on record.
One of a pair of tables made by the monk Don Pietro Belloni in 1754. The top is made from Florentine scagliola, mounted on Rococo-style white and giltwood legs attributed to John Bladwell. Only half a dozen of these tables are known to exist, all of which were commissioned by Sir Matthew or his friends.
André-Charles Boulle bureau
Made circa 1710-1720 by André-Charles Boulle from oak veneered with ebony with fine marquetry, inlaid foliate tortoiseshell and a gilt-tooled leather writing surface.
Giltwood pier glasses
A pair of giltwood pier-glasses made circa 1760, and attributed to Matthias Lock. Both were severely damaged in the fire of 1989, and one had to have the bottom section cut away and a new re-carving integrated.
Meekness by Batoni
A depiction of one of the eight Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount – ‘Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth’ – by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, commissioned by Sir Matthew in 1752. Its companion, Purity of Heart, is also at Uppark.
The 18th-century dolls' house
Made circa 1730 and brought to Uppark by Sarah Lethieullier after her marriage to Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh, it is one of the most important 18th-century dolls' houses in the country.
Read more about the doll's house here
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