Category:Biographical museums in London
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. St Mary's Hospital, London – St Marys Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, in the City of Westminster, London, founded in 1845. Until 1988 the hospital ran St Marys Hospital Medical School, part of the federal University of London, in 1988 it merged with Imperial College London, and then with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997 to form Imperial College School of Medicine. In 2007 Imperial College became an independent institution when it withdrew from the University of London, St Marys Hospital first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded. The hospital site incorporates the private Lindo wing where several celebrity, the wing is named after Frank Charles Lindo, a businessman and board-member of the hospital, who donated £111,500 before his death in 1938. The laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin has been restored to its condition of 1928 and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life. The museum is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm, the museum is a member of the London Museums of Health & Medicine. In celebration of the association, a British Rail Class 43 locomotive was named St Marys Hospital, the locomotive is still in service, but following changes of ownership, the name has now been removed. One of the large metal nameplates was acquired by the hospital, and is now displayed in the foyer of the Cambridge Wing
2. Baden-Powell House – Baden-Powell House, colloquially known as B-P House, is a Scouting hostel and conference centre in South Kensington, London, which was built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. The house, owned by The Scout Association, hosts an exhibition relating to Scouting in its current form. The building committee, chaired by Sir Harold Gillett, Lord Mayor of London, purchased the site in 1956, the foundation stone was laid in 1959 by World Chief Guide Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, and it was opened in 1961 by Queen Elizabeth II. The largest part of the £400,000 cost was provided by the Scout Movement itself. Over the years, the house has been refurbished several times, so that it now provides modern and affordable lodging for Scouts, Guides, their families, the building also hosts conference and event space for hire. The committees directive was to build a hostel to provide Scouts a place to stay at reasonable cost while visiting London, for this purpose, in 1956 the committee purchased a bombed-out property at the intersection of Cromwell Road and Queens Gate at a cost of £39,000. The Scout Movement raised the major part of the funding of £400,000 for building and furnishing the building between 1957 and 1959, Scouts throughout the Country collected ship halfpennies, and this raised the bulk of the money for the building. Scouts representing every county were present at the opening, a casket was buried under the foundation stone which held 1959 Scout mementoes, stamps, coins, photographs, etc. and a programme of the ceremony. With 142 Queens Scouts as Guard of Honour, and live broadcast by the BBC, afterwards, she toured the house with the Chief Scout and the president of The Scout Association, her uncle Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. A black marble panel with gold lettering was put on the balcony in the hall to commemorate the event, the house was designed by the architect Ralph Tubbs in 1956, whose works included the Dome of Discovery, the highlight of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Tubbs floor plans and a model of his design were displayed during a fundraising campaign, the six storied Baden-Powell House is designed in the modern architectural style, as pioneered by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier from the late 1920s onwards, and predominating in the 1950s. While Tubbs created Baden-Powell House in the architectural style of Le Corbusier. For example, he made the visible building component brick rather than concrete. This heavier evolution of Le Corbusiers style was popular in England throughout the years until replaced by the Brutalist style in the later 1960s. Baden-Powell House was built to Tubbs design by Harry Neal Ltd, at the opening, the house received the building design award for The building of most merit in London. Upon completion of the programme, the house was opened by the president of The Scout Association, Prince Edward, in 2002 a Starbucks coffee and sandwich bar was opened, as well as an outdoor roof garden adjacent to the meeting conference rooms on the second floor. This included many drawings and letters by Baden-Powell himself, such as the original of his Last Message to Scouts, Laws for me when I am old and several first editions of his books. The former exhibition also displayed the painting by David Jagger
3. Churchill War Rooms – The Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London and one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. Construction of the Cabinet War Rooms, located beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster and they became operational in August 1939, shortly before the outbreak of war in Europe. They remained in operation throughout the Second World War, before being abandoned in August 1945 after the surrender of Japan, after the war the historic value of the Cabinet War Rooms was recognised. In the early 1980s the Imperial War Museum was asked to take over the administration of the site, the museum was reopened in 2005 following a major redevelopment as the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, but in 2010 this was shortened to the Churchill War Rooms. The building now accommodates HM Treasury, work to convert the basement of the New Public Offices began, under the supervision of Ismay and Sir Leslie Hollis, in June 1938. The work included installing communications and broadcasting equipment, sound-proofing, ventilation, as ultimate authority lay with the civilian government the Cabinet, or a smaller War Cabinet, would require close access to senior military figures. This implied accommodation close to the armed forces Central War Room, in May 1939 it was decided that the Cabinet would be housed within the Central War Room. During its operational life two of the Cabinet War Rooms were of particular importance, once operational, the facilitys Map Room was in constant use and manned around the clock by officers of the Royal Navy, British army and Royal Air Force. These officers were responsible for producing a daily intelligence summary for the King, Prime Minister, the other key room was the Cabinet Room. Until the opening of the Battle of France, which began on 10 May 1940, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlains war cabinet met at the War Rooms only once, in October 1939. Following Winston Churchills appointment as Prime Minister, Churchill visited the Cabinet Room in May 1940 and declared, in total 115 Cabinet meetings were held at the Cabinet War Rooms, the last on 28 March 1945, when the German V-weapon bombing campaign came to an end. Up to 5 feet thick, the Slab was progressively extended, two other notable rooms include the Transatlantic Telephone Room and Churchills office-bedroom. From 1943, a SIGSALY code-scrambling encrypted telephone was installed in the basement of Selfridges and this enabled Churchill to speak securely with American President Roosevelt in Washington, with the first conference taking place on 15 July 1943. Later extensions were installed to both 10 Downing Street and the specially constructed Transatlantic Telephone Room within the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchills office-bedroom included BBC broadcasting equipment, Churchill made four wartime broadcasts from the Cabinet War Rooms. His daughter Mary Soames often slept in the allocated to Mrs Churchill. After the end of the war, the Cabinet War Rooms became redundant and were abandoned and their maintenance became the responsibility of the Ministry of Works. Even so, a tour was organised for journalists on 17 March, with members of the press being welcomed by Lord Ismay and shown around the Rooms by their custodian, Mr. George Rance. While the Rooms were not open to the public, they could be accessed by appointment
4. Charles Dickens Museum – The Charles Dickens Museum is an authors house museum at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London Borough of Camden. It occupies a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickenss home from 25 March 1837 to December 1839, a new addition to the household was Dickenss younger brother Frederick. Also, Catherines 17-year-old sister Mary moved with them from Furnivals Inn to offer support to her married sister. It was not unusual for a womans unwed sister to live with, Dickens became very attached to Mary, and she died in his arms after a brief illness in 1837. She inspired characters in many of his books, and her death is fictionalized as the death of Little Nell, Dickens had a three-year lease on the property. He would remain here until 1839 after which he moved on to grander homes as his wealth increased, however, this is his only surviving London house. The two years that Dickens lived in the house were extremely productive, for here he completed The Pickwick Papers, wrote the whole of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby and worked on Barnaby Rudge. The building at 48 Doughty Street was threatened with demolition in 1923, but was saved by the Dickens Fellowship, founded in 1902, the house was renovated and the Dickens House Museum was opened in 1925, under the direction of an independent trust, now a registered charity. Perhaps the best-known exhibit is the portrait of Dickens known as Dickenss Dream by R. W. Buss and this unfinished portrait shows Dickens in his study at Gads Hill Place surrounded by many of the characters he had created. Dickens family Dickens World Tavistock House Official website Charles Dickens Museum on The National Virtual Museum List of art works at the museum The Museum on the Dickens Fellowship website
5. Down House – Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family. It was in house and garden that Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection which he had conceived in London before moving to Down. The house stands in Luxted Road 0.25 miles south of Downe, a village 14.25 miles south east of Londons Charing Cross, which was still known as Down when he moved there in 1842. In Darwins day, Downe was a parish in Kent, it came under Bromley Rural District. The house, garden and grounds are in the guardianship of English Heritage, have restored and are open to the public. In 1651 Thomas Manning sold a parcel of land including most of the current property to John Know the elder, from a Kentish yeoman family, for £345. In 1653 John Know gave the house to his son Roger, probably as a wedding present, in 1751 Leonard Bartholomew sold the uninhabited house on to Charles Hayes of Hatton Garden. The property was acquired by the businessman and landowner George Butler in 1778, around this time it was apparently called the Great House. After Butler died in 1783 the property changed hands several times, John Johnson, C. B. colonel of engineers in the Hon. In 1837 Johnson migrated to Lake Erie near Dunville in Upper Canada, and passed what was now called Down House on to the incumbent parson of the parish, the house was re-roofed and brought into good order under the supervision of Edward Cresy, an architect who lived nearby. Around 1840 Drummond left the property vacant and put it up for auction, Charles and Emma sought somewhere about 20 miles from London with railway access, such as Windsor, Berkshire, and came close to buying one near Chobham, Surrey. On Friday 22 July 1842, Charles and Emma visited Down House, though there were plenty of trains on the 10 miles line from London to the nearest station, from there it was a long, slow and hilly 8.5 miles drive to Downe. The small quiet village was away from roads, and though local scenery was beautiful on a good day. The charm of the place to me is that almost every field is intersected by one or more foot-paths— I never saw so many walks in any other country. Darwin believed that the price was about £2,200 and he could lease it for one year to try it out. On the Saturday the weather changed, and she was so delighted with the scenery for the first few miles from Down, the house had obvious faults, but they were both weary of house-hunting, and it was cheap. With advice from the architect and surveyor Edward Cresy, Darwin opened negotiations, Cresy suggested a bid of £2,100, but Darwin remembered an unsuccessful earlier attempt at purchase, and made an offer of about £2,200 which was accepted. At the end of August they were almost ready to move, Darwin made extensive alterations to the house and grounds
6. Royal Institution – The Royal Institution of Great Britain is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London. Since its founding it has based at 21 Albemarle Street in Mayfair. Its Royal Charter was granted in 1800, throughout its history, the Institution has supported public engagement with science through a program of lectures, many of which continue today. The most famous of these are the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, the Institution has had an instrumental role in the advancement of science since its founding. In the 19th century, Faraday carried out much of the research which laid the groundwork for the exploitation of electricity at the Royal Institution. In total fifteen scientists attached to the Royal Institution have won Nobel Prizes, the leadership of the Royal Institution has had various titles, Director of the Laboratory Director of the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory Director The position was abolished in 2010. The Institutions last director was Susan Greenfield, following various resignations and general meetings of members, Andrade was awarded £7,000 by arbitration, the arbitrators blamed the problems on a lack of clear definition of roles. An outdated constitution, and the inability of the protagonists to compromise, Andrade launched a lawsuit to set the arbitration aside, which he lost. From 1998 to 8 January 2010, the director of the Royal Institution was Baroness Susan Greenfield, but following a review, the project ended £3 million in debt. Greenfield subsequently announced that she would be suing for discrimination, Baroness Greenfield later dropped the discrimination case. Today the Royal Institution is committed to diffusing science for the purposes of life. Membership is open to all, with no nomination procedure or academic requirements, the institutions palatial home has been greatly enlarged and redeveloped since 1799, and is a Grade I listed building. The structures last refurbishment was a £22 million project completed in 2008, as well as the famous Lecture Theatre, the building contains several function rooms, modern research facilities and a public café. The trustees were considering selling the building in an effort to recoup the organisations debts, in 2013 The Ri received an anonymous donation of £4. 4m and as of January 2016, the Ri is now debt-free. The Institution has a public science programme and science for schools programme. The Christmas Lectures continue today as a series of three televised lectures aimed at children, the Friday Evening Discourses are monthly lectures given by eminent scientists, each limited to exactly one hour, a tradition started by Faraday. There is a members ballot for tickets to the Christmas Lectures. Discounts are available to Ri Patrons and Members, many other events and lectures are held both at Albemarle Street and at other venues around the country
7. Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare – Garricks Temple to Shakespeare is a small garden folly erected in 1756 on the north bank of the River Thames at Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Grade I listed, it was built by the actor David Garrick to honour the playwright William Shakespeare, during his lifetime Garrick used it to house his extensive collection of Shakespearean relics and for entertaining his family and guests. It passed through a succession of owners until coming into public ownership in the 20th century and it is reputedly the worlds only shrine to Shakespeare. The temple is a domed building with a nod to the Pantheon, Rome. It was built in the Classical style popularised by the Italian architect Palladio with an Ionic portico, several steps lead up to the portico. Inside, glazed arched windows reaching to the face the river. A deep curved recess in the west wall provides room for a statue, outside, a lawn and garden provide views over the Thames to the south. Garrick built the temple on land adjoining a villa that he had bought in October 1754 to serve as a country retreat, the villas riverside garden, a plot now known as Garricks Lawn, was separated from the main property by the road from Kingston upon Thames to Staines. Garrick commissioned the building of an elaborate grotto-tunnel under the road, illuminated by 500 lanterns, at some point in 1755 he decided to build a summer-house by the riverside which he intended to dedicate to his muse Shakespeare as a temple to the playwright. The temples architect is unknown as his decision to build it is not recorded in his own papers, robert Adam and Lancelot Capability Brown have both been suggested as possibilities. An Ionic Temple of similar stands in the gardens of Chiswick House a few miles away. This may well have been the inspiration for Garricks Temple, as Garrick had spent his honeymoon at Chiswick House a few years earlier in the company of his wifes guardians the Burlingtons. On 4 August 1755, his neighbour and friend Horace Walpole wrote to a correspondent, I have contracted a sort of intimacy with Garrick and he affects to study my taste, I lay it all upon you – he admires you. He is building a temple to Shakespeare, I offered him this motto, Quod spiro et placeo. An S-shaped path ran between flowering shrubs in accordance with the preference for serpentine shapes. Walpole donated a grove of Italian cypresses to plant in the garden and it was widely admired in its time and its idyllic prospect so moved Samuel Johnson that he told Garrick, Ah, David, it is the leaving of such places that makes a deathbed so terrible. The temples interior was furnished as a shrine to Shakespeare and it was dominated by a statue of the playwright commissioned by Garrick from the French Huguenot sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac at a cost of 300 guineas. Roubiliac chose to model the statue on the Chandos portrait of Shakespeare while Garrick himself is said to have posed for the sculpture, the statues head was not to Garricks satisfaction, and Roubiliac had to replace it with another, carved from a different type of marble
8. Sherlock Holmes Museum – The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum in London, England, dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The museum is run by the Sherlock Holmes Society of England, the address 221B was the subject of a protracted dispute between the museum and the nearby Abbey National building. Since the 1930s, the Royal Mail had been delivering mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes to the Abbey National Bank, jean Conan Doyle made clear her lack of enthusiasm for the museum when she was asked about it. This idea was strengthened further by the presence of a blue plaque on the outside that states the years of Holmess supposed residency
9. Red House, Bexleyheath – Red House is a significant Arts and Crafts building located in the town of Bexleyheath in Southeast London, England. Co-designed in 1859 by the architect Philip Webb and the designer William Morris, it was created to serve as a home for the latter. It is recognised as one of the most important examples of nineteenth-century British architecture still extant, following an education at the University of Oxford, Morris decided to construct a rural house for him and his new wife, Jane Morris, within a commuting distance of central London. Morris was deeply influenced by Medievalism and Medieval-inspired Neo-Gothic styles are reflected throughout the buildings design and it was constructed using Morris ethos on craftsmanship and artisan skills, thus reflecting an early example of what came to be known as the Arts and Crafts movement. While at Red House, Morris was involved in the formation of his company, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. It was also here that his two daughters, Jenny and May, were born, Red House remained a private residence for various individuals from 1866 to 2002, during which various alterations were made to the interior design. From 1952 to 1999 the architect Edward Hollamby lived at the House, initiating attempts at preservation, the House was purchased for The National Trust in 2003, who have since undertaken a project of conservation and maintain it as a visitors attraction with accompanying tea room and gift shop. William Morris was born in Walthamstow, Essex, on 24 March 1834, although his father died in 1847, the Morris family remained affluent as a result of shares in the Devon Great Consols copper mines. In 1853 Morris began university studies at Oxford Universitys Exeter College, there, he developed a keen interest in Medieval history and Medieval architecture, inspired by Oxfords many Medieval buildings. This interest was tied to Britains growing Medievalist movement, a form of Romanticism that rejected many of the values of Victorian industrial capitalism. For Morris, the Middle Ages represented an era with strong chivalric values and he was heavily influenced by the writings of art critic John Ruskin, being particularly inspired by his chapter On the Nature of Gothic Architecture in the second volume of The Stones of Venice. At Oxford, Morris became the best friend of fellow undergraduate Edward Burne-Jones, they had an attitude to life. Having passed his finals and been awarded a BA in 1856, there he was placed under the supervision of Philip Webb, who became a close friend. He soon relocated to Streets London office, in August 1856 moving into a flat in Bloomsbury, Morris was fascinated by London but dismayed at its pollution and rapid expansion into neighbouring countryside, describing it as the spreading sore. Through Rossetti, Morris came to associate with poet Robert Browning, and the artists Arthur Hughes, Thomas Woolner, at Rossettis recommendation, Morris and Burne-Jones moved in together to a flat at No.17 Red Lion Square in Bloomsbury by November 1856. Morris designed and commissioned furniture for the flat in a Medieval style, in October 1857 Morris met Jane Burden, a woman from a poor working-class background, at a theatre performance and asked her to model for him. Smitten with her, they entered into a relationship and were engaged in spring 1858 and they were married in a low-key ceremony held at St Michael at the North Gate church in Oxford on 26 April 1859, before honeymooning in Bruges, Belgium. Newly married, Morris decided to construct a house for him and he commissioned Webb, who was setting out as an independent architect independent of Street, to help him design it
10. Saatchi Gallery – The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public. It has occupied different premises, first in North London, then the South Bank by the River Thames, a 2008 exhibition of contemporary Chinese art formed the inaugural exhibition in the new venue for the gallery at the Duke of Yorks HQ. The gallery has been an influence on art in Britain since its opening and it has also had a history of media controversy, which it has actively courted, and has earned extremes of critical reaction. Many artists shown at the gallery are not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world. In 2010, it was announced that the gallery would be given to the British public, the Saatchi Gallery opened in 1985 in Boundary Road, St Johns Wood, London in a disused paint factory of 30,000 square feet. The first exhibition was held March—October 1985 featured many works by American minimalist Donald Judd, American abstract painters Brice Marden and Cy Twombly and this was the first U. K. exhibition for Twombly and Marden. During September 1986 – July 1987, the gallery exhibited German artist Anselm Kiefer, the exhibited Serra sculptures were so large that the caretakers flat adjoining the gallery was demolished to make room for them. This exhibition introduced these artists to the U. K. for the first time, the blend of minimalism and pop art influenced many young artists who would later form the Young British Artists group. April – October 1988 featured exhibited works by American figurative painter Leon Golub, German painter and photographer Sigmar Polke, during November 1988 – April 1989 a group show featured contemporary American artists, most prominently Eric Fischl. From April – October, the gallery hosted exhibitions of American minimalist Robert Mangold, from November 1989 – February 1990, a series of exhibitions featured School of London artists including Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Howard Hodgkin. During January – July 1991, the gallery exhibited the work of American pop artist Richard Artschwager, American photographer Cindy Sherman, wilson’s piece 20,50, a room entirely filled with oil, became a permanent installation at the Saatchi Gallery’s Boundary Road venue. September 1991 – February 1992 featured a show, including American photographer Andres Serrano. In an abrupt move, Saatchi sold much of his collection of US art, the core of the artists had been brought together by Damien Hirst in 1988 in a seminal show called Freeze. Saatchi augmented this with his own choice of purchases from art colleges and it has become the iconic work of 1990s British art, and the symbol of Britart worldwide. More recently Saatchi said, It’s not that Freeze, the 1988 exhibition that Damien Hirst organised with this fellow Goldsmiths College students, was particularly good. Much of the art was fairly so-so and Hirst himself hadnt made anything much just a cluster of small cardboard boxes placed high on a wall. What really stood out was the hopeful swagger of it all, Saatchis promotion of these artists dominated local art throughout the nineties and brought them to worldwide notice. Among the artists in the series of shows were Jenny Saville, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sensation opened in September at the Royal Academy to much controversy and showed 110 works by 42 artists from the Saatchi collection
11. Sir John Soane's Museum – Sir John Soanes Museum was formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of Soanes projects and the collections of paintings, drawings, the museum is located in Holborn, London, adjacent to Lincolns Inn Fields. It is a public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media. Soane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the side of Lincolns Inn Fields. 12, externally a plain brick house, after becoming Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane purchased No. 13, the next door, today the Museum. In 1808–09 he constructed his office and museum on the site of the former stable block at the back. In 1812 he rebuilt the front part of the site, adding a projecting Portland Stone facade to the basement, ground and first floor levels, originally this formed three open loggias, but Soane glazed the arches during his lifetime. Once he had moved into No,13, Soane rented out his former home at No.12. After completing No.13, Soane set about treating the building as an architectural laboratory, in 1823, when he was over 70, he purchased a third house, No. 14, which he rebuilt in 1823–24 and this project allowed him to construct a picture gallery, linked to No.13, on the former stable block of No.14. The front main part of this house was treated as a separate dwelling and let as an investment. When he died No.14 was bequeathed to his family, the Museum was established during Soanes own lifetime by a Private Act of Parliament in 1833, which took effect on Soanes death in 1837. The Act required that No.13 be maintained as nearly as possible as it was left at the time of Soanes death, and he also wrote an anonymous, defamatory piece for the Sunday papers about Sir John, calling him a cheat, a charlatan and a copyist. The Museums Trustees remained completely independent, relying only on Soanes original endowment, since that date the Museum has received an annual Grant-in-Aid from the British Government. The Soane Museum is now a centre for the study of architecture. In 1997 the Trustees purchased the house at No.14 with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund. The acquisition of No.14 enabled the Museum, under its new Director, Tim Knox, to embark on Opening up the Soane and it is funded by the Monument Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Soane Foundation in New York, and other private trusts
12. Wallace Collection – The collection opened to permanent public view in 1900 in Hertford House, and remains there to this day. A condition of the bequest was that no object should ever leave the collection, the Wallace Collection is a non-departmental public body. The Collection numbers nearly 5,500 objects and is best known for its quality and breadth of eighteenth-century French paintings, Sèvres porcelain and French furniture. His father Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, brother of Queen Jane Seymour, had started building the palatial Somerset House on the Strand as his townhouse, the present House in Manchester Square was the townhouse of a later branch of the family. The Wallace Restaurant is now run by Peyton and Byrne as a French-style brasserie, the Wallace Collections Old Master paintings represent some of the finest works of art in the world, executed by most of the leading artists of their period. The paintings include important works from all periods between the fourteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, strengths of the collection include examples by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Gainsborough, François Boucher, Fragonard, Murillo, Titian, Poussin and Velázquez. The inventory of pictures, watercolours and drawings comprises all the major European schools. M. W, the Wallace Collection contains the richest and most distinguished museum collections of eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain in the world. It includes 137 vases,80 tea wares,67 useful wares,3 biscuit figures and 130 plaques, one highlight of the collection is the major collection of furniture attributed to André-Charles Boulle, perhaps the best-known cabinet-maker ever to have lived. Joseph Baumhauer –1 item, Bas darmoire, c, 1765–1770, André-Charles Boulle –22 items, Armoire, c. 1700–10, Cabinet avec son pied, c,1667, Cartonnier et pendule, c.1715, Commode, c. 1710, Paire de grande table, c,1713, Paire de coffre de toilette, c. 1720–25, Table à mettre dans un trumeau, c,1705, Martin Carlin –4 items, Paire de Encoignures, c. 1783, Adrien Delorme –2 items, Paire de bibliothèque basse Étienne Doirat –1 item, Commode,1720, Étienne Levasseur –5 items, Grande Bibliothèque, c. 1775, Paire de bibliothèque basse, c.1775 Paire de meubles à hauteur deappui, c.1775 Alexandre-Jean Oppenord –3 items, Bureau plat,1710, Commode, c. 1710, Jean Henri Riesener –10 items, Commode, delivered to Marie-Antoinettes cabinet intérieur de la reine at Versailles,1780, Commode, delivered to Marie-Antoinette for Chateau de Marly, c. 1782, Encoignure, delivered to Marie-Antoinettes cabinet intérieur at Versailles,1783, Secrétaire à abattant, delivered to Marie-Antoinettes cabinet intérieur at Versailles, c. 1783, Secrétaire à abattant, delivered to Marie-Antoinettes Petit Triannon at Versailles,1783, Secrétaire à abattant, delivered to Marie-Antoinettes cabinet intérieur at Versailles, c. 1780, Bureau à cylindre, delivered to the comte dOrsay for the Hôtel dOrsay, 1785–90 Media related to Wallace Collection at Wikimedia Commons Official website