I've been back to look at all of these images after a posting by An Aesthete's Lament, who posted a wonderful picture of Antoine Potier, circa 1790. The question / statement was the amazing freshness of an interior (exterior to be strict) depicted two hundred years ago & how still we use and remain fascinated by the exotic; something I am entirely subject to. As were, evidently, Blackmer & Hobhouse. However, Blackmer is sadly no longer with us though pieces from his house do periodically pop up on the market & Hobhouse seems to have de-cluttered; the contents of Hadspen (Somerset) were sold through Christies last year.
Will I de-clutter.....ever? I get closer and closer with each day.