Display | The Trappings of Trade at Osterley Park and House
Opening at Osterley in July:
The Trappings of Trade: A Domestic Story of the East India Company
Osterley Park and House, Hounslow, London, 27 July — 3 November 2013
Curated with UCL’s East India Company at Home Project
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The display explores the story of the East India Company at Osterley. This country house, famous for its extraordinary Adam interiors, holds not only European antiques but is packed with treasures from the East.
Discover the luxuriant materials that transformed the English country houses of Britain during this time and the ships that travelled the perilous trade routes in the 18th century to bring them here. Make discoveries of your own in our activity room for families with a sea-faring theme. See local people and community groups as part of the oral history initiative, which draws connections between Osterley’s early history as an East India Company home and life in contemporary Hounslow.