Commode by Thomas Chippendale. Nostell Priory, Yorkshire.


Demi-Boar Silver Cistern c1701,
Dunham Massey, Lancs


Ebony on oak Cabinet with Pier Gole (1664-1684) marquetry. Nostell Priory, Yorkshire.


The Music Lesson, Chelsea Pottery. Upton Park. Warwickshire.


Sevres Pot-pourri vases c1761. Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire.


Commemorative vase with a portrait of William Morris. Nuffield Place, Oxfordshire.


Boulle commode c1710.
Petworth House, West Sussex.



Still life by Peter Claesz c1597-1666.
Nostell Priory, Yorkshire
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The Procession to Calvary by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564 - Antwerp 1638), Nostell Priory, Yorkshire.

The National Trust is the Nation’s guardian of more than three hundred historic houses in which there are three quarters of a million items: furniture, paintings, decorative arts, ceramics, costumes, books and historic household objects.  The Trust bridges the worlds of art, heritage and museums by displaying the vast majority of its collections in the places for which they were originally acquired. In this way, it provides ‘the real thing’ in ways that maintain the personal links with properties and those who lived and worked within them.

THE TRUST'S MAIN WEBSITE
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
This website provides information for all the properties you may wish to visit and other aspects of the Trust organisation.

COLLECTIONS WEBSITES
The Trust has launched a website that allows you to search all its collections. Currently there are 805,183 items online, set out in 162 categories.  These contain all the things you might expect to find in the great Country Houses and Estates, ranging from a set of leather horses hoof protectors to specially commissioned furniture. The collections range from pre-1500 to the 21st Century.
www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/
www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/about-the-collections
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/what-we-do/what-we-protect/collections/

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SPECIALIST COLLECTIONS GUIDES
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356394365384/

NATIONAL TRUST BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/document-1355766877847/

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Its many collections range from unique Huguenot silverware at Dunham Massey in Cheshire, to the magnificent range of samurai armour at Snowshill in Gloucestershire and the Chippendale furniture at Nostell Priory. A selection of properties in the North:
Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire
Dunham Massey, Cheshire
Lyme Park, Cheshire
Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire
Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire
Ormesby Hall, Redcar and Cleveland
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire
Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire  
Tatton Park, Cheshire
Treasurer's House, York, North Yorkshire

IMAGES
www.nationatrustimages.org.uk
This website allows you to access all the properties or all the categories and download low resolution images.

SPECIALIST COLLECTIONS GUIDES
Blickling Hall - illustrated picture list (PDF/1.8MB)
Chinese Wallpapers in National Trust Houses (PDF/3.48MB)
Chirk Castle - My Grandfather, A Modern Medievalist: The Life of the 8th Lord Howard de Walden (PDF/1.27MB)
Cragside - list of pictures and sculpture (PDF/1.03MB)
Ham House - The Green Closet miniatures and cabinet pictures (PDF/3.22MB)
Kingston Lacy - illustrated picture list (PDF/1.92MB)
Picture Frames at Ham House (PDF/1.94MB)
Sizergh - illustrated list of pictures and sculpture (PDF/1.09MB)
Stourhead - illustrated list of pictures and sculpture (PDF/3.71MB)
The Argory - historic lighting (PDF/2.03MB)
The Libraries at Calke Abbey (PDF/2.18MB)
The National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court (PDF/2.07MB)

OIL PAINTINGS
Collectively, the Trust’s collection of oil paintings is the largest in the UK with in excess of 14,000 pictures. There are also over 40,000 prints, watercolours, drawings and pastels and more than 7,000 pieces of sculpture.
In November 2013 the National Trust and the Public Catalogue Foundation published a set of six catalogues documenting all oil paintings in National Trust collections, with introductions telling the story of each collection. Available individually or as a set from the National Trust Online Shop:
Set of Six Volumes
Volume I - West
Volume II - Midlands
Volume III - North
Volume IV - East
Volume V - South
Volume VI - Wales & Northern Ireland

SUGGESTED READING
Adrian Tinniswood Treasures from the National Trust, London: National Trust Books, 2007  ISBN 978 – 1- 905400 – 45 -4. Out of print. Copies are available on the internet.

TREVOR MOODY, National Trust Volunteer Speaker


THE PRESENTATION TAKES PLACE ON 13 NOVEMBER 2014