Britton 'Celtic' Cabinet

The first object to be acquired for the museumís collection was once owned by the famous antiquary and topographer John Britton. Built in the shape of a Stonehenge trilith, it is a mahogany and pine 'Celtic' cabinet veneered in elm and maple. Eleven of its panels are glass fronted to display watercolour drawings, ten of which survive today. All the watercolours are of megalithic monuments in Wiltshire, Wales and the West of England. Most are related to pencil drawings by Underwood, Prout, Hyett and Cattermole. Integral to the design of the cabinet are three models of Stonehenge and Avebury made by Henry Browne.
Britton 'Celtic' Cabinet


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