Claydon House, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire: the Grand Stairs of inlaid ivory and marquetry and pink walls decorated with white moulded reliefs and Wedgwood blue plaques
|Robinson, Sir Thomas (c. 1702-1777)|
|Rose, Joseph (c.1723-1780)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/EHS/441 (ES7389)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Interior decoration ; Entrance halls ; Stairs ; Decorative woodwork|
NOTES: Originally a Jacobean manor, Claydon House was rebuilt to designs by Sir Thomas Robinson for Ralph, 2nd Lord Verney, from 1768. The new state rooms included a central rotunda and a large ballroom occupying one wing, which remained incomplete at the time of Robinson's death in 1777. Luke Lightfoot was responsible for the wood-carving and parquetry staircase, and Joseph Rose for the plasterwork.
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