Current Exhibitions

Kings, Queens and Courtiers

February 2017 – current Monarchs and courtiers of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche – and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection. David considered that the monarchy was “an endangered species and often regarded as the foe of all… 

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Gallery 1

Neoclassic: The Spirit of Antiquity | 7 June 2016 - Current

For David, the Neoclassic covered the best items from George III to William IV. Whether they were Greek, Roman or Graeco-Roman influenced was of little importance. As an anglophile, his collection is dominated by mahogany and rosewood furniture, although he took a serious interest in mosaic work, scagliola and semi-precious stone finishes. The Neoclassic, as… 

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Rococo: Graceful Exuberance | 7 June 2016 - Current

The title of the exhibition reflects David’s ideal notion of beauty, whether it be the physical object or attributes of a person. Rococo’s more relaxed and informal style owed a debt to nature which suited David’s desire to bring the garden in doors. He took delight in filling a myriad of Rococo cache pots and… 

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Gallery 3

Kings, Queens and Courtiers | February 2017 - Current

Monarchs and courtiers of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche – and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection. David considered that the monarchy was “an endangered species and often regarded as the foe of all they rule” – especially… 

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