A vintage Desktop Calendar and Ink stand found on eBay.com remind me of the downstairs scenes of Mrs Hughes at her desk in her sitting room on Downton Abbey. A similar framed silhouette was seen on her wall in the early seasons.
Lady Violet, played by Dame Maggie Smith in a scene from Downton Abbey is seen next to the mantelpiece of the dower house. An antique figural elephant clock is easy to spot on the mantel. A similar clock was up for auction at dickinsauctioneers.com Lot 86 - Rare 19 thC French 8 day Elephant Clock:
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Lady Violet's Chinese glazed ceramic "Foo Dogs" hint at a traveled past and lend a touch of the exotic in the Dower house. The Foo-dogs do not represent dogs however they are Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions. Continue reading
Add a touch of Downton Style with a French Regency Louis XVI ormolu sconce. The gilded bronze sconce (similar one below) is apparent in many of the scenes in Lady Violet's drawing room in the dower house on Downton Abbey
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Lady Violet Dowager Countess of Grantham played by Dame Maggie Smith, sits by her Victorian Papier Mache Table on the set of Downton Abbey. Antique tilt-top papier mache tables with mother of pearl inlay are collectors items and make for an interesting conversation piece in your drawing room. An elaborate example pictured above right can be seen on eBay this week (Click Here to view).