Paxton House possesses one of the UK’s foremost collections of Chippendale and William Trotter furniture and is a Partner Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Commissioned by Ninian Home in the latter half of the 18th century and whilst at the height of his popularity, Thomas Chippendale and his prestigious firm of cabinet makers, Chippendale, Haig and Co, furnished the mansion with a wide collection of chairs, cabinets, desks and other soft furnishings, most of which can still be viewed by the public in Paxton House today. This collection is exceptionally well provenance with many of the original invoices and correspondance still retained by the Trust.
Later extended in the Regency period, Paxton House also contains a splendid collection of furniture by esteemed Edinburgh cabinet market, William Trotter, and throughout the house visitors can also see antique furniture, books, paintings and costumes that relate to the Grand Tour undertaken by Patrick Home, the original owner of the estate.
The opulent Regency Picture Gallery is filled with a superb collection of artworks on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland with works by such artists as Sir Henry Raeburn, Reynolds.