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National Trust - Waddesdon Manor

National Trust - Waddesdon Manor
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Number of DVDs 1
Duration 58mins
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Waddesdon Manor was built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures, Waddesdon Manor is an extraordinary testimony to Victorian taste, technology and wealth. It houses an extraordinary, world-renowned assemblage of French 18th-century decorative arts, among which the furniture, Savonnerie carpets and Sèvres porcelain rank in importance with items in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Louvre in Paris. Also outstanding are the portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, works by 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Masters, and a spectacular silver dinner service made for George III.

In addition, the extensive wine cellars can be visited, as can the garden, one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain which is renowned for its seasonal displays, colourful shrubs, giant tree ferns, parterre, statuary and restored pleasure garden. It also features a rose garden, and famed, recently-renovated rococo-style aviary, which houses a splendid collection of exotic birds.