In 1769, Arthur Young wrote:

“...The carving and gilding is all unrivalled; the taste in which every article throughout the whole house is executed, is beyond conception just and elegant...”
Building Spencer House

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V&A Furniture Gallery

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The Dr Susan Weber Gallery tells the story of furniture design and production spanning the past 600 years and displays more than 200 outstanding pieces, including chairs, tables, bureaux, stools, chests, cabinets and wardrobes. Designers such as Thomas Chippendale, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames, Tom Dixon and Ron Arad sit alongside lesser-known names all selected for their superior techniques.