Chambers' Buildings

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Chambers' Chinese-style aviary faced a small flowerbed and a pond well-stocked with goldfish.


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Chambers' menagerie had large bird cages around its perimeter. A modern replica of the Chinese pavilion in the centre of the pool has been erected in the lake at Osterley Park.


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The Temple of the Sun's small room had the sun depicted on its coved ceiling with a frieze of the signs of the zodiac. It was demolished by a tree falling on it in 1916.


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Chambers' Temple of Eolus was in a ruinous state when Decimus Burton replaced it with a stone replica in 1845. He omitted the revolving seat of the original structure.