Lancashire antiques collectors have a special affection for Tatton Park, and not just because this beautiful stately home features regularly on their favourite antiques programmes. The house is a shrine to Gillows of Lancaster , the illustrious cabinetmaking company which is part of the heritage of Lancashire.
The Victorian dining chairs , antique cabinets and Adams-style bookcases can currently be seen in a distinctly seasonal setting, as during December, the National Trust is bringing the Hall alive with its Victorian Christmas Mansion event, dressing the house and laying on events which recreate Tatton Park Hall as it would have been 150 years ago. A wander round the Music Room, with its beautiful antique marquetry furniture and elegant brand piano, or the main Dining Room, where at Christmas up to 45 people would be seated on the elegant Victorian dining chairs, is a Lancashire hotpot of style, tradition and opulence.
Daytime Christmas Mansion Visits are continuing up to December 19th, giving tremendous scope to those whose ideal Christmas is bedecked in swags and garlands, with roaring log fires and Dickensian antique desks. Preston families can continue the magic with a visit to Tatton Park Farm, where younger visitors can see the animals in a charming Nativity setting and visit Father Christmas.
Tatton Park is full of inspiration for lovers of nostalgia, whatever the time of year. If you want to give your own home the Victorian Christmas feel, antique dealers in Preston have Victorian dining chairs which Gillows himself would be proud to own.
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