This morning, courtesy of The National Trust, I have some vivid images of the Indian collection at Powis Castle in Powys, Wales. Shown above is an 18th-century Indian chintz tent, now preserved at the Castle, that originally belonged to Tipu Sahib, the Sultan of Mysore. The tent was acquired by Edward Clive, 2nd Baron Clive and 1st Earl of Powis, after Tipu was defeated by the British in 1799. The pieces at Powis also include objects brought back by Edward Clive's father, Robert Clive, known as 'Clive of India'.
Lulu DK's Moondance curtains give the bedroom above a contemporary global-chic feel.
[©Michael S. Smith Houses by Michael Smith and Christine Pittel, Rizzoli New York, 2008. ]
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Not surprisingly, Tipu, the Sultan of Mysore, had opulent taste. Above are his slippers. At Powis, the objects are displayed in cases created in the late 1980s and inspired by the Anglo-Indian style of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
©NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel]
Related past post: Indian Florals.