DAYS OF THE RAJ

The East India Trading Company, founded in 1600, was at its prime in the late Georgian era with a record number of ships plying the route from Britain to India and beyond.

The ensuing expansion of Empire saw many British citizens take up positions in India within tea and rubber plantations, a clash of artistic cultures that was to mix Indian and British tastes.

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Indian possessions were repatriated and assimilated into the grand Georgian house, both tokens of adventure and treasures to be marvelled over.

No greater example of the sheer volume of loot (a word derived from the Indian word ‘lut’ for plunder) exists than that of Powis Castle, awash with room after room of Imperial India treasures, extracted by the East India Company.

Its supreme leader, the infamous Clive of India, was the richest self-made man in Europe.

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PARISIAN GARRETT

From Dover to Calais and all the roads lead to Paris

NATURAL HISTORY

Darwin’s inspiration comes with a luxurious design

THE ORIENT

Orientalism with the highest detail in every way.

THE CHINA ROOM

China and the Georgian age of manufacturing.

AFRICA ROOM

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DAYS OF THE RAJ

The East India Trading Company, founded in 1600.

THE PRINT ROOM

The stunning collection of prints and engravings

ITALIAN PALACE

Italy became the epitome of any Grand Tour itinerary