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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

RIBA Ref No RIBA25551
Architect/DesignerLightfoot, Luke
Robinson, Sir Thomas (c. 1702-1777)
Rose, Joseph (c.1723-1780)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityMiddle Claydon
Subject Date1780
Image Date1960
ViewInterior
StyleRococo
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/EHS/441 (ES7389)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectCountry 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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