‘Through tempestuous seas’: exotic woods in Chippendale furniture

When:
July 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
2018-07-26T14:00:00+01:00
2018-07-26T14:15:00+01:00
Where:
Paxton House
Paxton House
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1SZ
UK
Cost:
TBC
Contact:
01289 386291

Chippendale Clothes Press 1774 Paxton House

Lecture by Dr Adam Bowett, Chairman of the Chippendale Society

Dr Adam Bowett discusses the sources and types of woods used in Chippendale’s furniture, demonstrating how Britain’s growing colonial empire provided the raw materials for his business. He also discusses the impact of these different woods on the design, construction and appearance of the furniture, including Chippendale’s neo-Classical marquetry masterpieces of the 1770s.

With optional pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House and lunch. The tour will commence at 10.30am.

Prices TBC

Paxton House designed by John and James Adam 1756

OPENING TIMES

Open daily between:
18 March 2017 - 6 November 2017
17 March 2018 - 4 November 2018

10.30-17.00. Last house tour is at 15.30


ADMISSION
Event price: TBC

General admission prices:
2018 prices TBC. Current 2017 prices are: House and Grounds admission: £9, concession £8. Children under 16 years are free. Grounds-only day pass: £4; Annual pass: £6.00 (children under 16 free).

ACCESS
Wheelchair accessible via lift. Please notify in advance. Disabled parking, accessible toilets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
No. 32 'Hutton' Bus from Berwick Upon Tweed operated by Perrymans, departs daily (except Sundays  from outside The Castle Hotel, next to Berwick train station and comes into the car park at Paxton. Mainline rail station at Berwick Upon Tweed. Only three miles from this station to Paxton by car/bus/taxi.

PARKING
Car park in grounds next to house with disabled access spaces and spaces for coaches. Coaches please phone in advance to ensure availability of space.