Leighton House Museum
The house was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Built to designs by George Aitchison, it was extended and embellished over a period of 30 years to create a private palace of art.
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The Wallace Collection's Large Drawing Room, with boulle furnishings set off by lush wall coverings. The museum's revitalization emphasizes the intimacy of the house and its astonishing range of paintings, armor, porcelain and French furniture collected by five generations of Wallaces. Photo: Courtesy of Trustees of The Wallace Collection, London
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has redone its Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts to evoke how the elite -- royal and almost royal -- lived. Photo: Michael Nagle for The New York Times