Strawberry Hill House ~

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Architectural chair, July 13, 2016

Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s utterly over-the-top “play-thing house” is so dazzling that a person should really go see it and if not that, then tour its room online (here). In addition to its copious amounts of gilt, it has lots of objects that are gorgeous in a plainer way: like the chair above and the tarnished mirror below, complete with a double impression of the photographer:

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Gothic mirror, July 13, 2016

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