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Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England - Model Split to make Bookends

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Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England - Model Split to make Bookends
  • Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England - Model Split to make Bookends
  • Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England - Model Split to make Bookends

HOUGHTON HALL

1722-35


Designed by Colen Campbell - Built– 1722 - Norfolk, England

This detailed,

scale model of Houghton Hall

by Timothy Richards, split in half to form a stunning pair of bookends sets a fine example of one of the great country houses of Britain and makes a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study as a reminder of the great Palladian influence on Georgian England.

Houghton Hall, Norfolk was built for Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole in 1722. It was designed by Colen Campbell and is one of the first Palladian buildings in England. It is now the home of Lord Cholmondelay, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondelay.

Set in 1000 acres of parkland it stands adjacent to Sandringham House. James Gibbs added domes to Houghton Hall and William Kent designed the interiors circa 1735. There is a wonderful story of the main internal staircase being lost in a game of cards. The steps only being replaced in the 1970s. The 5th Marquess and his wife Sybil began renovating the house in the 1920’s. This process continued with their grandson David, The 7th Marquess of Cholmondelay who commissioned this model

Weight: 5.4 kg - Dimensions: 14.5w x 9.5h x 7.5d

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