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Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The Castle of Seneffe or Chateau de Seneffe is an 18th century chéteau located in the municipality of Seneffe in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The chéteau is property of the French Community of Belgium and serves as the "Centre de l'orfevrerie de la communaute francaise" which displays a collection of antique (mainly 18th century) silverware.


In 1758 the 'Seigneurie de Seneffe' was bought by Joseph Depestre a Walloon merchant who earned a fortune by selling goods to the Imperial Austrian troops stationed in the Austrian Netherlands. Depestre's new status as a wealthy and influential individual was also confirmed by the acquisition of noble titles such as 'Seigneur de Seneffe' (Lord of Seneffe) and 'Count of Turnhout'. The new castle designed by Laurent-Benoit Dewez had to match with Depestre's new noble status. It was erected between 1763 and 1768 in a novel neoclassical style. When Joseph Depestre died in 1774 the decoration of the chateau and the embellishment of the park were continued by his widow and his eldest son Joseph II Depestre.


After the French revolution and the subsequent occupation of the Austrian Netherlands by the French republic the chateau was confiscated (1799). It was bought by a figurehead assigned by the Depestre family and came back into their possession after the ascent of Napoleon as Emperor of the French in 1804. The chateau was sold by Joseph II Depestre's son Honoré in 1837 and bought by the Daminet family. In 1888 it was acquired from them by Baron Goffinet. The last private proprietor was a Belgian banker of Jewish origin, Franz Philipson who bought the 'domaine' in 1909. In the advent of the Second World War the Philippson family fled to the United States. When German troops invaded Belgium in 1940 the chateau was confiscated by the Germans and used as a local headquarter and a summer residence for the German military Governor of Belgium, General Alexander von Falkenhausen.



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Scottsdale Art Factory, a custom wood doors, wrought iron gate, and handmade furniture manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs by H.J. Nick, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings all hand crafted in America since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a Big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our craftsmanship ensures your custom wood door and furnishings will stand the test of time, and all handcrafted doors and furnishings are Guaranteed Forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.

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