It was with great excitement while on my travels this week that I stumbled upon the ‘Shadow Box’ that is ‘Rose Villa’ This castellated creation almost fairy tale in its beauty dates to the mid 19th century.
Size is important
As all antique dealers know size is important and the size of this particular Shadow Box is divine measuring only 14″ X 9″
Tantalizingly it may have a connection to ‘Chatsworth’ our greatest country house as the lady who owned it was a parlor maid there until 1920 an association I shall be looking into.
Fall from Grace
Unfortunately the brass-ball-finial that surmounted the right Hand gable has fallen from its perch so I have had to send it to the finial fixer! But on its return it will be photographed and placed on the site. Believe me it is worth waiting for – it is very much a treasure.