Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, UK. Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, UK.

Waddesdon Manor, at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK, houses a collection of more than 15000 works of art and other objects, collected by the Rothschild family. The collection is especially famous for its eighteenth century French porcelain and textiles.

The collection also includes European ecclesiastical garments and other textiles, dating from the early fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and collected in the late nineteenth century in particular by Ferdinand von Rothschild (1839-1898) and his sister Alice (who lived at the nearby Eythrope estate and inherited Waddesdon Manor on Ferdinand's death) and by Alice's niece, Baroness Edmond de Rothschild. 

Many of these garments were on display at the exhibition 'Sacred Stitches. Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor,' 27 March - 27 October 2013, at Waddesdon Manor.

Waddesdon Manor was bequeathed to the National trust in 1957 by James de Rothschild, son of Baroness Edmond de Rothschild. It opened to the public in 1959.

Source: BOAK, Rachel (2013). Sacred Stitches. Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor/National Trust.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 14 March 2017).

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