In this famous conversation piece, Sir Lawrence Dundas is shown in one of the Robert Adam-designed rooms of his London townhouse, 19 Arlington Street. Purchased by Sir Lawrence in 1763 for £15,000, 19 Arlington remained the Dundas family’s London home until it was demolished in 1936 and replaced by an apartment building.
Armchair commission by Sir Lawrence Dundas for the great room of 19 Arlington Street. The chair was designed by Robert Adam and made by Thomas Chippendale 1764-65. Today in the collection of the V&A.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pg. 49
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st Bt., 1763-81; Sir Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas and 2nd Bt., 1781-1820; Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland and 2nd Baron Dundas, 1820-39; Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland, 1839-73; Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland and 3rd Earl of Zetland, 1873-1929; Dundas family here until 1936.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No