Severs, an Anglophile of American birth, invented the Jervis family of Huguenot descent who lived here from 1725 to 1919. He refurnished the ten rooms in the styles of different periods lived through, giving the appearance that the occupier(s) of them have just left them, and leaving bread unfinished, chopped onions, rumpled bedclothes, etc.
The house is only open at limited times and I was unable to make a visit, but I shall be back later in the year.
Below is a link to a six-minute video clip taken, I imagine, in the 1990s, and in which Severs makes an appearance.
Dennis Severs' House