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Caesars’ Hall, the everyday ground-floor entrance hall at Kedleston Hall©National Trust Images/Nadia Mackenzie

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Part of the Marble Hall at Kedleston Hall©National Trust Images/Dennis Gilbert

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The Marble Hall at Kedleston. ©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

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Pause amongst the pillars... at Kedleston. ©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

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The Drawing Room at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. The chimneypiece and ceiling were designed by Paine, while the doorcases and sofas are slightly later additions by Robert Adam©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

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One of the sofas in its Drawing Room setting. The blue damask is meant to reinforce the maritime theme©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

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Reclining mermaid on one of a set of four sofas supplied by John Linnell to Kedleston Hall in 1765©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

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Chinoiserie porcelain cabinet by John Linnell, in the Wardrobe at Kedleston©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

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Detail of the State Apartments at Kedleston, with a blue-john urn and a gilded fillet surrounding the fireplace©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

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A design for the decoration of a state room at Kedleston, c. 1757-58, by James 'Athenian' Stuart©NTPL/John Hammond

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The first Lord and Lady Scarsdale walking in the grounds of Kedleston Hall by Nathaniel Hone, 1761©NTPL/John Hammond

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Design by Robert Adam for the Dining Room at Kedleston. Note the similarities with the south facade shown above. ©NTPL/John Hammond

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The Dining Room at Kedleston©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

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A set of twelve silver-gilt plates that was made for Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. ©NTPL/John Hammond 

It was part of a dinner service commissioned by Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 5th Baronet and later 1st Baron Scarsdale, in 1756.

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Sir Nathaniel and Lady Caroline Curzon, by Arthur Devis©NTPL/John Hammond

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The south front of Kedleston Hall©NTPL/Rupert Truman