We’re so excited to announce the launch of a new blog series, “Europe & the U.S. in 99 Objects”. Dr. Gabriella de la Rosa at the National Trust has started this project for the National Trust, originally published here, by delving into the Trust’s collections – nearly 1 million objects held at over 200 historic properties across the United Kingdom – to find objects with interesting, unusual and unexpected connections to Europe. These objects and their stories are being published in the form of a digital diary on the National Trust Collections website.
A full explanation of the project is as follows:
“From Grand Tour treasures to the flotsam and jetsam of daily life, our places are brimful of remarkable objects that tell fascinating stories about Europe and us. In this year when political relationships have been so hotly debated, we have put together a selection of items from our vast collections that explore our rich and ancient cultural connections to the continent.
Object #1 “One Foot in the Grave”
Materials: Lime wood and leather
Measurements: 1010 mm (Length)
Place of origin: Chelsea