Newhailes House, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Photos

Newhailes house (late 17thC) & estate (Musselburgh, East Lothian) owned by Dalrymple family from 1709 is now a house museum run by National Trust for Scotland. Newhailes is known for its Library, unique for its time, and other rooms where much of the early structures and interiors survive.

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Newhailes House owned by Dalrymple family from 1709 & now a house museum run by National Trust for Scotland. Musselburgh, Scotland.Facade of original Newhailes House. Musselburgh, Scotland.Entrance to Newhailes House. Musselburgh, Scotland.Pediment & Latin inscription, taken from Horace, over front door at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Newhailes House (late 17thC) owned by Dalrymple family from 1709 & now a house museum run by National Trust for Scotland. Musselburgh, Scotland. Style: Palladian. Architect: James Smith.Facade of original Newhailes House. Musselburgh, Scotland.Entrance to Newhailes House. Musselburgh, Scotland.Pediment & Latin inscription, taken from Horace, over front door at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Entrance staircase at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Exterior stonework at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Vestibule, noted for view of park & Firth of Forth, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Vestibule with plasterwork by Thomas Clayton at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Entrance staircase at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Exterior stonework at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Vestibule, noted for view of park & Firth of Forth, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Vestibule with plasterwork (c1742) by Thomas Clayton at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Plasterwork with bird motif by Thomas Clayton in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Plasterwork with sculpted head motif in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative plasterwork door surround in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Plasterwork above door with tassel motif in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Plasterwork with bird motif (c1742) by Thomas Clayton in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Plasterwork with sculpted head motif in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative plasterwork door surround in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Plasterwork above door with tassel motif in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Tassel motif in plasterwork above door in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Chinese cabinets in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Furniture grouping with Chinese screen in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Tassel motif in plasterwork above door in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Chinese cabinets in vestibule at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Furniture grouping with Chinese screen in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Book shelves and ornately framed portraits in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Lord Hailes, grandson of first Dalrymple owner of the estate, portrait by Allan Ramsay in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Sir James Dalrymple MP, second Dalrymple owner of the estate, in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Book shelving in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Book shelves and ornately framed portraits in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Lord Hailes, grandson of first Dalrymple owner of the estate, portrait by Allan Ramsay in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Sir James Dalrymple MP, second Dalrymple owner of the estate, in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Book shelving in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Book cases & shelving displaying family souvenirs in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Souvenirs collected by Sir David Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet of Newhailes, during his naval service in Asia in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain souvenir collection in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Festoon painted by James Norie in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Book cases & shelving displaying family souvenirs in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Souvenirs collected by Sir David Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet of Newhailes, during his naval service in Asia in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain souvenir collection in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Festoon painted (1739) by James Norie in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Tapestry covered sofa pillows in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lord Drummore, family cousin & close neighbor, painted by Allan Ramsay & surrounded by shell motif of the house in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Library Wing fireplace & wood panels at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ornate chimneypiece, with plasterwork by Thomas Clayton in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Tapestry covered sofa pillows in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lord Drummore, family cousin & close neighbor, painted by Allan Ramsay & surrounded by shell motif of the house in Chinese sitting room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Library Wing (c1722) fireplace & wood panels at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ornate chimneypiece, with plasterwork by Thomas Clayton in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Detail of plasterwork by Thomas Clayton in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Polychrome marble chimneypiece flanked by firescreens in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Details of relief ornamentation on chimneypiece in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Sir David Dalrymple & his son, James, in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Detail of plasterwork by Thomas Clayton in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Polychrome marble chimneypiece flanked by firescreens in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Details of relief ornamentation on chimneypiece in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Sir David Dalrymple & his son, James, in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir David Dalrymple, builder of the Library Wing, & his son, James, who added the chimneypiece, in Library Wing at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Seating arrangement in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Writing desk & chair in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Inlaid writing box at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir David Dalrymple, builder of the Library Wing, & his son, James, who added the chimneypiece, in Library Wing at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Seating arrangement in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Writing desk & chair in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Inlaid writing box at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Vintage traveling liquor case at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Side table with Chinese style decorative top at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Coromandel lacquered screen & Mme Recamier sofa in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of Coromandel screen in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Vintage traveling liquor case at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Side table with Chinese style decorative top at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Coromandel lacquered screen & Mme Recamier sofa in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of Coromandel screen in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Plasterwork ceiling rose above chandelier in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Finely carved Dutch ebony chest with landscape scenes painted on interior doors & drawers in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Finely carved chest with drawers in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative Chinese urn with cover at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Plasterwork ceiling rose above chandelier in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Finely carved Dutch ebony chest with landscape scenes painted on interior doors & drawers in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Finely carved chest with drawers in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative Chinese urn with cover at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Decorative Chinese bowl at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.China Closet, instituted by Christian Dalrymple to display Chinese & Japanese porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Decorative Chinese bowl at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.China Closet, instituted by Christian Dalrymple to display Chinese & Japanese porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Items from porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Dining room, part of the Great Apartment built to balance the Library Wing at the other end of Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Marble chimneypiece with lion head detail by Henry Cheere in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Cellaret wine chest in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Items from porcelain collection at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Dining room, part of the Great Apartment (1728-33) built to balance the Library Wing at the other end of Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Marble chimneypiece with lion head detail by Henry Cheere in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Cellaret wine chest in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of John,1st Earl of Stair by Sir John de Medina in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John, 2nd Earl of Stair by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of portrait of John, 2nd Earl of Stair by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lady Christian by William Aikman in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of John,1st Earl of Stair by Sir John de Medina in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John, 2nd Earl of Stair by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of portrait of John, 2nd Earl of Stair by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lady Christian by William Aikman in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir James Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of portrait of Sir James Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silver candle sticks & gravy boats in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Intricately carved sideboard in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir James Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of portrait of Sir James Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silver candle sticks & gravy boats in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Intricately carved sideboard in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Wooden wine cooler with brass binding & handles in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ionic columns replacing demolished wall in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ionic columns & highly decorative crown molding in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Scallop shell motif atop picture frame in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Wooden wine cooler with brass binding & handles in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ionic columns replacing demolished wall in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ionic columns & highly decorative crown molding in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Scallop shell motif atop picture frame in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Drawing Room or Winter Sitting Room, part of the Great Apartment, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Agnes Murray Kynnynmond by Alan Ramsay above white statuary marble chimneypiece by Henry Cheere in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Persian figures carved on chimneypiece by Henry Cheere in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Tapestry fire-screen in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Drawing Room or Winter Sitting Room, part of the Great Apartment, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Agnes Murray Kynnynmond by Alan Ramsay above white statuary marble chimneypiece by Henry Cheere in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Persian figures carved on chimneypiece by Henry Cheere in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Tapestry fire-screen in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Pottery jug in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Family portraits in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Giltwood mirror embellished with carved shells & fish scales in Best Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Rotating book stand at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Pottery jug in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Family portraits in drawing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Giltwood mirror embellished with carved shells & fish scales in Best Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Rotating book stand at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Brass bedstead at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Painted Chinese wallpaper displayed in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of painted Chinese wallpaper in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Italian marble relief over original grate in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Brass bedstead at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Painted Chinese wallpaper displayed in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Detail of painted Chinese wallpaper in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Italian marble relief (mid 17thC) over original grate in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Italian marble relief in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.The Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lady Christian by Allan Ramsay in Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Bed & mirror in Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Italian marble relief in dressing room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.The Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portrait of Lady Christian by Allan Ramsay in Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Bed & mirror in Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portraits of Janet Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay & her husband, Gen. James St.Clair by Jean Marc Nattier in alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portraits of Janet Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay & her husband, Gen. James St.Clair by Jean Marc Nattier in alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative woodwork framing entrance to alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silk dress made by Spitalfields silk weavers, found inside chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Portraits of Janet Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay & her husband, Gen. James St.Clair by Jean Marc Nattier in alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Portraits of Janet Dalrymple by Allan Ramsay & her husband, Gen. James St.Clair by Jean Marc Nattier in alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative woodwork framing entrance to alcove of Green Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silk dress (c1740) made by Spitalfields silk weavers, found inside chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Silk embroidered dress found among textiles stored in chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silk textile found inside chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative slippers found among textiles stored in chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.The Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Silk embroidered dress found among textiles stored in chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Silk textile found inside chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Decorative slippers found among textiles stored in chest at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.The Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Decorative moulding in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Daybed in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Family portrait over fireplace in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Washstand set in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Decorative moulding in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Daybed in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Family portrait over fireplace in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Washstand set in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Ormolu-mounted commode of early rococo design in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ornate wrought iron staircase railing at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Old basement kitchen at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Coal fired stove in old basement kitchen at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Ormolu-mounted commode (18thC) of early rococo design in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Ornate wrought iron staircase railing at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Old basement kitchen at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Coal fired stove in old basement kitchen at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Estate surrounding Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Entrance to Stable Block, now Visitor Centre, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Cafe & Visitor Centre, former stables, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Thistles growing on estate at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Estate surrounding Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Entrance to Stable Block, now Visitor Centre, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Cafe & Visitor Centre, former stables, at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.Thistles growing on estate at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.
Shell grotto on estate at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.


Shell grotto (18thC) on estate at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland.



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