Journée d’étude : Research Seminar on European Furniture for Sir Nicholas Goodison in celebration of 25 years as President of the Society

André-Charles Boulle, Miroir de toilette, 1713, 73 x 56 cm, Londres, wallace Collection.

André-Charles Boulle, Miroir de toilette, 1713, 73 x 56 cm, Londres, Wallace Collection.

Type : Journée d’étude

Date : vendredi 20 novembre 2015

Lieu : The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1

Organisation : The Furniture History Society

Présentation : Following the success of its two previous FHS Research Seminars, held in London in 2012 and in New York in 2014, the Society is delighted to announce that a third Research Seminar will take place, once again hosted by the Wallace Collection, on 20 November 2015.  This year, the Seminar will be held in honour of Sir Nicholas Goodison, in celebration of his 25 years as President of the Society.

Programme : Ten speakers – all at an early stage of their career – will present short papers on their current research, with papers encompassing a broad chronological and geographical representation of European furniture history.

10.00 – 10.20 : Registration and coffee

10.20 – 10.30 : Welcome

10.30 – 10.55 : Ada de Wit (Radboud University, Nijmegen / The Wallace Collection) : Anglo-Dutch relationships in seventeenth-century wood carving

10.55 – 11.20 : Olivia Fryman (Historic Royal Palaces) : A leather chest of drawers from the household of Queen Anne

11.20 – 11.45 : Esther van der Hoorn (Rijksmuseum) : Patterns of production, invention and taste in a late 17th-century design for a chaise à porteurs in the Rijksmuseum

11.45 – 12.10 : Jean-Baptiste Corne (Ecole du Louvre) : Georges Jacob and the Rousseau Brothers: Enlightenment of a brief cooperation

12.10 – 12.35 : Annemarie Klootwijk (Duivenvoorde Castle, The Netherlands) : A set of rococo trumeaus at Duivenvoorde castle

12.35 – 13.00 : Discussion

13.00 – 14.00 : Lunch (not included in ticket price)

14.00 – 14.25 : Julie Godin (Université de Nantes) : Regency furniture at Chatsworth: from classical revival to chinoiserie

14.25 – 14.50 : Christiane Ernek-van der Goes (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) : Johann August Türpe: rebel, entrepreneur and court cabinetmaker

14.50 – 15.15 : Tea

15.15 – 15.40 : Thomas Deshayes (Cultural Property section, Ministry of Defence, Paris) : Léopold Double: a French Lord Hertford?

15.40 – 16.05 : Caroline McCaffrey (University of Leeds) : Design influences on the furniture of Robert Lorimer

16.05 – 16.30 : Benjamin Zurstrassen (Musée Horta, Brussels) : Henry van de Velde’s furniture: between making and thinking

16.30 – 16.50 : Discussion

16.50 – 17.00 : Concluding remarks

Tickets are priced at £15 (£5 for student concessions) and are available from the Grants Secretary, Joanna Norman, email grants@furniturehistorysociety.org or tel: 07790 669240

The FHS Research Seminar is generously supported by the Oliver Ford Trust and the Wallace Collection.