The Northern Antiques Fair 19th – 22nd October 2017

The Northern Antiques Fair takes place this week and runs from Thursday 19th through to Sunday 22nd of October. Ingrid Nilson the newly appointed director of the fair has been a supporter of the Chippendale Society and has again generously supplied Chippendale Society members with complimentary tickets – we hope that our members continue to support this longstanding and important … Read more…

‘Chippendale Unstuck’ – Marquetry Lecture with Jack Metcalfe -25th October

Many readers will know of our longstanding member Jack Metcalfe and his fabulous work on recreating and understanding Chippendale’s marquetry techniques. For many months he has been busy recreating the marquetry of the pier table originally from the Circular Dressing Room at Harewood House. The original table which is now in the Society’s collection will be displayed alongside Jacks replica … Read more…

Chippendale 300 and 2018

  As many of you will be aware, next year will see the celebration of 300 years of Chippendale. This tercentenary will not only celebrate the lifetime of Thomas Chippendale but also his legacy and influence throughout the years. The centrepiece of these celebrations will undoubtedly be the important exhibition at Leeds Museum – but alongside this will be many … Read more…

Report on The Chippendale Society and Leeds Art Collection Fund Visit to Irish Houses and Collections 4th – 12th September 2016 (Part 2)

Russborough, Blessington (the Alfred Beit Foundation)   Francis Watson, ‘The Collections of Air Alfred Beit’, Connoisseur, May and June 1960; John Cornforth, ‘Russborough, Co. Wicklow 1, II, III’, Country Life 5, 12, 19 Dec 1963; Sean O’ Reilly, Irish Houses and Gardens (1998);Timothy Mowl and Brian Earnshaw, An Insular Rococo (1999), pp. 235-239; John Goodall, ‘Palladian Grandeur in an Irish … Read more…

Report on The Chippendale Society and Leeds Art Collection Fund Visit to Irish Houses and Collections 4th – 12th September 2016 (Part 1)

In September 2016, The Chippendale Society in conjunction with the Leeds Art Collection Fund held a study-visit on Irish Houses and Collections. James Lomax looks back at the Irish visit and details some of the many highlights: Carton House Country Life, 7 & 14 Nov 1936; Stella Tillyard, Aristocrats (1995), passim; Sean O’Reilly, Irish Country Houses and Gardens (1998); John … Read more…