remembering the dowager duchess of devonshire

this is an excellent interview done in 2010 by the Fricke Foundation. A brilliant conversation with the dowager duchess.

dowager duchess of devonshire's wartime wedding

hers was a war-time wedding…

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2 Responses to remembering the dowager duchess of devonshire

  1. Angelyn says:

    The chairs they are sitting in (and certain other furnishings at the Frick) are from the now demolished Devonshire House in London. A predecessor of the dowager duchess, the ninth duchess and daughter of Lansdowne House, was quite a conservator and saved much of the fittings from the lost Devonshire town home. She catalogued and put the lot in storage, where it was sold off later to pay taxes and keep Chatsworth going. Devonshire owes a lot to Lansdowne.

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