HC Deb 03 March 1964 vol 690 cc188-9W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will arrange to furnish Chiswick House.

Mr. Rippon

Our aim has been to furnish Chiswick House as nearly as possible in its original style. It was erected by Lord Burlington not as a residence but as a place in which he could display his art treasures and entertain his friends from the world of the arts. This aim has been largely achieved, particularly as regards pictures. Furniture of the right scale for the architectural proportions of the building is hard to obtain but I hope to add further items as opportunity offers.