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Chippendale 300 – The Paxton Style ‘Neat & Substantially Good’

Chippendale 300 exhibition ‘The Paxton Style: Neat & Substantially Good’


PaxtonTo celebrate the tercentenary of Chippendale’s birth, Chippendale 300 is a nationwide celebration of events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale, the most famous and influential furniture maker Britain has ever produced. Paxton House holds one of the world’s largest collections of Chippendale furniture. Our Nationally Significant collection was awarded Recognition status by Museums Galleries Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, in 2017. The Paxton Style ‘Neat & Substantially Good’ exhibition from 5th June to 28th August showcases new research on the Chippendale furniture commissioned by the Home family and includes masterpiece loans from private and public collections including the V&A Museum and National Museums of Scotland. It also examines the influences upon the pieces and the legacy they had on further work by the Chippendale firm and beyond.

 

Thurs 14th June 2018. James Lomax ’Chippendale: Master of Style’. 2pm. Examining Chippendale’s contribution to the Rococo, Gothic, Chinese and Neo Classicism Styles. James Lomax is Hon / Curator of the Chippendale Society. Two types of ticket available: 1) Pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House with 2 course lunch £25 2) Lecture only £5. Book your ticket here

 

Tues 26th June 2018. Professor David Jones. Chippendale Furniture Masterclass. 10am to 4pm This study day will examine one of the world’s largest collections of furniture by Thomas Chippendale the Elder and Younger as supplied to Paxton House between 1774 and 1791. Areas such as furniture type, technical construction, ornament and timber finishes will be covered in detail with hands-on analysis and examination of transcribed invoices and archives and a visit to the Chippendale exhibition. Two types of ticket available. 2 course lunch and refreshments provided. 1) Adult ticket £49 (20 places available). 2) Student ticket £39 (5 places available). *Student ID required. Book your ticket here

 

Thurs 5th July 2018. Professor David Jones ‘The Paxton Style’. 2pm. The repertoire of over one hundred items executed in a uniquely restrained manner for owner Ninian Home, using the best quality Jamaican mahogany, established what has become known as ‘the Paxton Style’. Two types of ticket available: 1) Pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House with 2 course lunch £25. Lecture only £5 Book your ticket here

 

Thurs 19th July 2018. Professor David Jones. Chippendale Furniture Masterclass. 10am to 4pm See event on 26th June as above for details. Two types of ticket available. 2 course lunch and refreshments provided. 1) Adult ticket £49 (20 places available). 2) Student ticket £39 (5 places available). *Student ID required Book your ticket here

 

Thurs 26th July 2018. Dr Adam Bowett, Chairman of the Chippendale Society. ‘Through Tempestuous Seas: Exotic woods in Chippendale Furniture’. 2pm. Two types of ticket available: 1) Pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House with 2 course lunch £25. Lecture only £5. Book your ticket here

 

Thurs 2nd August 2018. Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell. ‘Chippendale: Connections in the Caribbean, Grenada, slavery and Paxton’. 2pm One type of ticket available:  1) Lecture only £5. Book your ticket here

 

Thurs 9th August 2018. Charlotte Rostek, Curator Emeritus of Dumfries House. ‘Dumfries House: An Ayrshire Renaissance’. 2pm Two types of ticket available: 1) Pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House with 2 course lunch £25 2)  Lecture only £5 Book your ticket here

 

29th  September 2018 (10.00am -5.15pm) Chippendale: Commissions Compared; ‘Neat and plain’ v. ‘Sumptuous and Ornate’ A one day symposium comparing the commissions of Chippendale furniture, interior design and their contexts at Harewood House, Yorkshire, and Paxton House, Berwickshire. Speakers include Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell, Curator of Paxton House, Professor Ann Sumner, Historic Collections Advisor, Harewood House, Dr Adam Bowett and James Lomax of the Chippendale Society, Professor David Jones, furniture historian, and Tim Phelps, accredited furniture conservator. Two types of ticket available. 2 course lunch and refreshments provided. 1) Adult ticket £49 (20 places available)  2) Student ticket £39 (5 places available). *Student ID required. Booking details TBC on website