Art & collections
Objects in focus
In the collection at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, these exquisitely embroidered Elizabethan mittens were often held or tucked into one's belt as an ostentatious display of wealth, rather than being worn.
Arlington Court’s Carriage Museum in Devon houses a 19th-century horse-drawn sleigh. This type of sleigh is known as an Albany Cutter, named after the US city where it was first made.
In the 19th century the kitchens of Petworth would have produced on average 100 meals a day and the kitchens still boast a vast array of copper pots and pans.
Before the invention of rubber hot-water bottles stoneware ones were used. Although many were cylindrical in shape, this circular one at A La Ronde, Devon, would have slid easily under blankets.
Winter is a time for snuggling under blankets. This beautifully hand-embroidered bedspread at Standen House, West Sussex, may be the work of William's daughter May.
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The majority of objects in our care are recorded on our National Trust Collections website. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you