Delft Tiles, English Country Houses, Architectural Salvage, and Downton Abbey!

Blenheim Palace, panoramic view, Image by Magnus Manske


Madeline Hagerman, Winterthur postgraduate fellow in objects conservation, is researching delft fireplace tiles at Winterthur. Her series of blog posts details her findings. Read her latest post connecting England and America and the history of architectural salvage, with a nod to Downton Abbey for providing some historical (and entertaining) perspective!

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2 Responses to Delft Tiles, English Country Houses, Architectural Salvage, and Downton Abbey!

  1. Lynne Dakin Hastings says:

    Fascinating!

  2. Lana says:

    Delftware is an imitation of China porcelain which was very popular at the time and also very expensive. Therefore, local potter make porcelain that resembles Chinese wares. Delftware is getting popular and I am one of the delftware collectors ranging from vases, tiles, plates and others. If you want to see more other delftware collections, just visit aronson.com/in-depth/the-blue-in-dutch-delftware

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