The National Trust’s conservation team has received a funding boost from an American charity – The Royal Oak Foundation. The charity was founded in 1973 and has donated £3m.
The charity was launched to raise awareness of the National Trust by inspiring support from the US.
The gift will help conservation of some of the Trust’s most significant collections for the next five years, funding major work mainly based at the Charity’s specialist Conservation Studio at Knole in Kent which opened in 2017.
Among those items to be restored is a set of nine chairs at Petworth House. The chairs were most probably purchased in 1636 by Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (1602-1668) for his house in London.
Photographer credit, the copy right is his – Andreas Von Einsiedel.