Although important paintings, tables and pieces of silver were rescued, the National Trust also said “there is a lot we will never recover”
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A pair of giltwood side tables, a Bible printed by John Basket and a painting of an ostrich from the Marble Hall were some of the historical artefacts salvaged from the Clandon Park fire.
The National Trust said on Friday afternoon that a significant amount of the stately home’s collection had been rescued from the fire.
Crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service continued to damp down the scene on Friday, following the blaze which ripped through the 18th century stately home on Wednesday (April 29).
The house has been left a burnt out shell and a cordon remains in place around the site.
Staff are now assessing what they have been able to salvage and also determining what has been lost.
The National Trust said that among the items saved were:
Painting depicting Speaker Arthur Onslow calling upon Sir Robert Walpole to speak in the House of Commons, by Sir James Thornhill and William Hogarth 1730, from the Library
Board listing the rules to be observed in the servants’ hall at Clandon, eighteenth century.
Painting of an ostrich in a classical landscape, oil on canvas, by Francis Barlow (c.1626–1704), probably painted in the 1670s, from the Marble Hall
Bible printed by John Basket in 1716-1717, from the Library
Folding screen incorporating Victorian and Edwardian Onslow family photographs, from the Library
A pair of giltwood side tables in the manner of John Gurnley and James Moore, made around 1725, from the State Bedroom
Silver, including some pieces by the noted silversmith Paul Storr, from the Speaker’s Parlour
The hangings of the Clandon state bed, made in about 1710. The hangings had just returned to Clandon following conservation treatment and were still packed up.
Set of hall chairs with the Onslow crest, from the Marble Hall at Clandon