Facts and Judgment
Gregory (1866) LR 3 Eq 382
The court was
required to determine if some tapestries, some ornamental statues of lions in
the hall, staircase and gardens, some vases resting in nitches and stone garden
seats were fixtures or chattels.
tapestries were fixtures as they were integral to the decoration of the room
where they attached as wallpaper or frescos. The statue of lions, the garden seats and vases were also fixtures as
they formed part of the overall architectural design.
"I think it does not depend on whether any
cement is used for fixing these articles, or whether they rest on their own
weight, but upon this--whether they are strictly and properly part of the
architectural design for the hall and staircase itself and put in there as
such, as distinguished from mere ornaments to be afterwards added."
lecture outline on fixtures and chattels in land law