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An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

Detail of the library in Highclere Castle. Exotic forms of griffons decorate a Regency armchair that attends a Regency mahogany and bronze writing desk next to antique volumes in a parcel-gilt walnut bookcase.

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

The library, designed by renowned architect Thomas Allom, houses more than volumes. Lord Grantham can often be found seated at the Carlton House desk, with its characteristic sloping drawers that distinguish it from a common bureau à gradin.

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey - Lord Grantham (played by Hugh Bonneville) enjoys his breakfast before Anthony van Dyck’s monumental equestrian portrait of Charles I (circa

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

downton-abbey-art-and-antiques-highclere-castle-downton-abbey-art-antiques: Servants gather in front of a portrait of Henry, the third Earl of Carnarvon.

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) circa Pointed arches, decorated with small marble columns, give the entrance hall a feeling of mysterious beauty. An ornate Sarabend rug, placed on a geometric parquet marble floor, produces a richly complex pattern.

An Art and Antiques Tour of Downton Abbey

downton-abbey-art-and-antiques-highclere-castle-downton-abbey-art-antiques: Servants gather in front of a portrait of Henry, the third Earl of Carnarvon.