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