Cotehele House, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
This collection has 3,272 items online
Cotehele is a medieval house, rebuilt in Tudor times with later alterations, owned by the Edgcumbes from 1353 until it passed to the National Trust in 1947. It was a second home and scarcely lived in, but by the late 18th century, it had become something of a showpiece. King George III and Queen Charlotte visited in 1789, by which time the antiquarian traditions were well-established. The Queen remarked on ‘Chair Seats made of the Priests Vestements’, typical of Cotehele's culture of reinvention. The collection includes arms and armour, oak furniture, tapestries, beds and hangings, pewter, ceramics, and an ancient faceless clock.