'A palace of entertainment in the style of Imperial Rome ‘
This was the brief given to Robert Adam when he was hired by the first Duke of Northumberland to transform the existing Jacobean house.
Frances will lead a tour of the state rooms with the original plans of Robert Adam, explaining the interpretation and execution of his bold Neoclassical narrative.
Interior designer Caroline Percy and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish will host the day at Syon House.
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