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Looking to the Past for Inspiration Talk
Past event

Looking to the Past for Inspiration Talk: Chinoiserie in the Leeds Castle Collection

Catherine Pell, Leeds Castle’s Curator of Interiors and Collections, will shine a light on some of the key objects reflecting this trend and take visitors behind the ropes to explore more closely the Grade I listed interiors of Leeds Castle.

The objects on display in Thorpe Hall Drawing Room illustrate a pervading interest in Chinoiserie, a dominant artistic scheme popular in England during the 18th century. 

Over the course of nearly 50 years the last private owner of Leeds Castle, Lady Baillie, amassed a large and varied collection.  While that collection varied in nature, Lady Baillie consistently looked to the past for inspiration for objects to complement the design of the Castle’s interiors, eschewing modern trends in favour of 18th-century designs. 

This talk is included in the price of your admission ticket, however we do require all those interested in participating to sign up via the link provided.