Lighting in 18th C. English Country Houses


jpsmith report

Chandelier hanging in V&A Gallery, Pair of facet cut candlesticks

John P. Smith presented the following report at our meeting in Graz this last April. He has kindly given us the permission to share this version prepared for the Glass Circle publication with our readers.

John P. Smith stellte den folgenden Bericht auf unserem Treffen in Graz im vergangenen April vor. Er hat uns die Erlaubnis gegeben, diese Version die er für die Glass Circle Publikation vorbereitet hatte auch mit unseren Lesern zu teilen. (In Englisch)

Lighting in 18th C. English Country Houses

“It was in the 18th century that country houses became comfortable. In the 17th century houses were rather sparsely furnished, with simple oak furniture, family portraits in oils, and, if you were really grand, gilt-wood furniture and tapestries…” read more…

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