The Magnificence of William & Mary’s Reign - Sumptuous Palaces of England & Holland

The Glorious Revolution in 1689 resulted in William III of Holland & his English consort Mary becoming joint Monarchs of England whilst retaining their position in Holland. Their Palais Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Holland built 1684-1686 has recently undergone a major renovation and is to re-open in 2022. The decorative style of their reign, called William and Mary style is recognizable in furniture, interior design and decorative arts. This can be seen particularly at Kensington Palace, a house they bought and transformed. Their style influenced early American design. Mary was an avid collector of contemporary Chinese blue-and-white porcelain and patron for the new Delft blue ware. This talk will explore these sumptuous interiors and objects.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Glorious Revolution of 1689 in England
  • The sumptuously furnished interiors & gardens of Palais Het Loo, The Netherlands, built 1684-1686
  • William & Mary residences in England, particularly Kensington Palace, London
  • William & Mary style, its influences and legacy to Dutch, English and American design
  • Mary as a Collector of valuable Chinese porcelain & patron for the new Delft ware
$39 Limited

<p>The Glorious Revolution in 1689 resulted in William III of Holland &amp; his English consort Mary becoming joint Monarchs of England whilst retaining their position in Holland. Their Palais Het Loo

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19 Aug

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