This is indeed a find. This is the Wallace Collection. I spend a fair few hours pottering around in this townhouse with zillions of galleries. So I took tons of pics. Too many to fit into one essay so there will be 6 of them including this one. This one relates to the house and museum itself. btw, did I mention this was free? how amazing..
Climbing up to the first floor, I look down at the staircase. It only goes up to the first floor by dividing into two. Covered with some very rich carpeting, it has some lovely carved French busts of some French generals.
The wrought iron and gilt brass balustrade was first installed in 1719 at the Royal Bank in Paris which then became the Bibliotheque Nationale. And then it was removed from there and then installed here in 1874.
A staircase going up to the first floor.
Here is some chain mailed BD
Now wearing plate armour, Conquistador BD…
The worthies who collected this amazing collection…absolutely brilliant. But enough of the outside, now for the meat of the exhibition.