These little fellows are called Dogs of Fo and are Chinese. The female is above with a cub under her paw and the male is below with a ball under his foot. Sometimes the males have a moneybag.
The bed is very impressive and dates from the early to mid 1800's. It is very fragile and has recently undergone extensive restoration to the hangings.
The bamboo bedroom contains many lovely things including these two lamps. The outfits for the figures were made by Lady Iliffe, and the figures themselves are Chinese Medicine Dolls. You would have taken the doll to the doctor and pointed to the affected area of your body to allow the doctor to make a diagnosis.
We move on to Lady Iliffe's bedroom. She liked pink bedrooms as she was a very ladylike lady. Below is a dish to display your pineapples in.
Instead of having a four poster bed, in this room you put your bed into the alcove which as you can see has a lovely ceiling.
This is the Green Chintz Bedroom. This bed and the paintings in the room are on loan from the Dillon family. Lady Iliffe's sister married the 20th Viscount Dillon.
This is the man for whom the bed was made. The 12th Viscount Dillon.