Chatsworth House
02/24/2017 at 09:34. Facebook
Patrick Kinmouth, designer and director of Chatsworth House Style, talking about the forthcoming exhibition: "We hope to rediscover the house through its uniforms and liveries, a stole, a feather, a lock of hair . . . things worn to its weddings, parties and funerals; jewels and coronets and notes and journals and watercolours and miniatures and photographs and on and on." Read the full...
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My designs on Chatsworth: how to bring 500 years of fashion history to life
Chatsworth House
02/23/2017 at 09:40. Facebook
Due to adverse weather conditions, the farmyard and adventure playground are closed today. We apologise for any disappointment.

For visitors who have booked for today, 23 February, we will honour your ticket any other day this week (24-26 February). Alternatively, please email for a refund.
Chatsworth House
02/22/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
A notable jewelry set in the Devonshire Collection is the Parure, a suite of seven pieces commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire to be worn by his niece, who accompanied him to Czar Nicolas II’s coronation in Moscow in 1896. Find out more about the set, which includes tiaras and bracelets, in episode 11 of Sotheby's 'Treasures from Chatsworth'.
Chatsworth House
02/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Tapestries cover the walls of Chatsworth’s State Rooms. Expensive, beautiful and insulating, these were highly valued objects in in the 17th century. The Chatsworth tapestries hail from Mortlake, one of the world’s most renowned workshops, first set up in England by Charles the 1st in the 16th century. Learn more about the history and preservation of the Mortlake Tapestries in Sotheby's...
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An inside look at our forthcoming exhibition, 'House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth', with Lady Burlington.

Chatsworth is celebrating 500 years of fashion with a new exhibition
"Historically when a new generation moved into this house, if they needed furniture, they got the best contemporary makers to make it,” says the 12th Duke of Devonshire, adding, “we have reverted to that practice.” Learn more about Chatsworth’s extraordinary mix of important antiques and daring contemporary designs in episode 9 of Sotheby's 'Treasures from Chatsworth'.
Is there anything more romantic than waiting for the right person...?
Pictured: a double photographic portrait of Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire and Louise, Duchess of Devonshire who married after a thirty year friendship and the death of her 1st husband, the Duke of Manchester.
Together they hosted the famed Devonshire House Ball as Louise was a talented society hostess....
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Throughout history, the Cavendishes have been perceptive about working with the greatest artists of their time. One of the most iconic works of art at Chatsworth is Thomas Gainsborough’s 1785 portrait of the famously extravagant Georgiana, Duchess to the 5th Duke of Devonshire and a renowned hostess who had a tremendous influence on fashion and style in England. Just as Gainsborough’s likeness...
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Wondering how to keep the kids entertained this half term? The farmyard and adventure playground are open until February 26. Join in the Wild West themed fun on our trailer ride, dare to handle the spiders and snakes, take a shot in Tin Can Alley, let off steam in the adventure playground and meet all the animals in our farmyard. We look forward to welcoming you!

Half term in the farmyard & adventure playground
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Holdsworth Chocolates are based in Bakewell, and their delicious handmade chocolates are a favourite at the Farm Shop.
House of Dorchester Chocolates used to make Duchess Deborah's own-brand chocolates, and we are looking forward to producing a Chatsworth range with...
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The herd and the mist. ( Paul Biggs)
The Chatsworth landscape, like the Devonshire Collection, reflects the loving attention of many generations of Dukes and Duchesses, from Elizabethan and Victorian times to the present. Learn more about the integration of art and landscape at Chatsworth in episode 7 of Sotheby's 'Treasures from Chatsworth'.
Behind a door in the State Music Room hangs a very famous violin. It is not an actual instrument, but rather a tromp l’oeil depiction that is celebrated for its astonishing illusionism. So uncannily convincing is this painting that “People will say to me, Who last played it? Who owned it? Who made it?” says Shenagh Firth, Head Guide. Discover the story of the extraordinary painting in the...
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A new exhibition is now on display in the Carriage House restaurant until 10 May.
To mark the 300th Anniversary of the birth of the landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the Embroiderers’ Guild produced a series of pieces inspired by his work. There are 26 pieces showing a range of techniques and skills created by members of the Macclesfield and Glossop Districts groups.
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Few images of the first residence at Chatsworth exist, so a 16th-century needlework panel depicting the house is particularly cherished. The meticulously stitched piece is “the earliest representation of Elizabethan Chatsworth, which doesn’t survive anymore, so it’s incredibly important,” says the 12th Duke of Devonshire. Hear about the impact of this important and usual document from...
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January mist ( Villager Jim)
Learn more about the photographer Jorge Lewinski - mentor to William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington - and the Earl's acquisition of the Lewinski Archive for the Devonshire Collection in the fourth episode of 'Treasures from Chatsworth' by Sotheby's. (Requires sound).
Just under two months to go until our House Style exhibition opens!

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House
There are over 3,000 Old Master drawings in the Devonshire Collection, largely assembled by the first three Dukes. Discover the fascinating story of Da Vinci's Leda and the Swan in the third episode of Sotheby's 'Treasures from Chatsworth'. (Requires sound).
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