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Art & architecture, Walks, talks & tours

Spotlight on Rare Books in the Smoking Room

Fri 9 Oct 2020


Free with house and grounds admission

Learn more about the art of bookbinding with examples of some of the most luxurious and precious books of 18th-century France.

The books in the Smoking Room are all decorated in the mosaic style, a highly specialised technique of decorating books which reached its height in quality and popularity in the 18th century.

Meet at the Main Door.

Note: The tour finishes and the House closes at 4pm. We recommend you book your House timed tickets for 2pm or earlier in order to see other rooms in the House before this talk.