The property, set in 2,000 acres near Cumnock, was bought, together with its collection of Chippendale furniture
, for [pounds sterling]45 million in 2007 by a group led by Prince Charles and has since become a venue for high profile events.
He reminded members of the extraordinary survival and resurrection of Dumfries House and estate and the pivotal role played by the Duke of Rothesay Some of the Chippendale furniture
at the centre of that story was in easy reach on the tour but touching was not permitted.
is mainly made from which wood?
Paxton House in Berwickshire holds one of the world's largest and most important collections of Chippendale furniture
. "The Paxton Style - 'Neat & Substantially Good': Chippendale furniture
at Paxton House, its influences and legacy" runs from June 5 to August 28.
It was not just the future of this beautiful building, a seminal work of architect Robert Adam and his brothers, John and James, that exercised the prince, but the uncertain fate of its contents, including one of the finest intact collections of Chippendale furniture
in the world.
Home to the largest known collection of Chippendale furniture
in the world, Dumfries House estate was saved by the intervention of Prince Charles in 2007.
He said: "I'd heard about the house and its uniqueness, because of the collection of the best of Chippendale furniture
and two of the great Scottish 18th-century furniture makers.
The intervention saved millions of pounds of Chippendale furniture
as lorries transporting items to auction were pulled over on the motorway.
and Wedgwood pottery are reviewed in tonight's programme.
He views banknotes of the age, Wedgwood pottery, Chippendale furniture
and satirical prints designed by James Gillray.
Thus there is a lot of awfully good pieces of Chippendale furniture
that survive today but that are not directly attributable to Thomas Chippendale himself.
Their target was Dumfries House, near Cumnock, in Ayrshire, and the trophy specifically a unique collection of Chippendale furniture
which was made specially for the Adam-designed stately home.