Exploring Firle & its Treasures

A Collection of Collections

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Monday 25 September 2017



Firle Place has been the seat of the Gage family since Tudor times. With Medieval and Tudor bones recast in the eighteenth century, it houses a collection of collections as family heirlooms have been, augmented by treasures from the Knighleys of Fawsley Hall, the Earls Cowper from Panshanger and the Melbourne collection from Brocket Hall and Melbourne House.

Taken together, they form an extraordinary group with paintings by Van Dyck and others, amazing furniture by Chippendale and most of all, some of the finest Sèvres remaining in private hands in the UK.

Limited to 24 participants, Firle’s Curator, Deborah Gage, will lead our day and Dame Rosalind Savill will show us the porcelain. Morning coffee, lunch and tea are included.

The day will be limited to a maximum of 24 participants and begins with coffee at 10.30. To make a Study Day booking please contact the office either by phone or email – we do not require a booking form. Thank you.

  • Included: Morning Coffee, Morning Lecture, Lunch with wine, Connoisseur tour around the House with Firle's Curator, Porcelain with Dame Rosalind Savill, Afternoon Tea.
  • Not included: Travel to/from Firle
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