The Story Of English Furniture

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The Story Of English Furniture

This edition focuses on the work and classical styles of 18th-century Scottish architect and furniture-maker Robert Adam.

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July 2024
Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus look at the work of Gillows, Hepplewhite and Sheraton and see how new and exotic woods, brought back from voyages of discovery, are used to great effect.
Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus look at the work of the most famous name in English furniture, Thomas Chippendale, who started a revolution in design.
When William and Mary ascended the throne, an influx of Dutch and German craftsmen meant the baroque style was in vogue. This period also saw the decline in popularity of marquetry.
June 2024
Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus go back in time to the medieval and Elizabethan period to explore the emergence of a distinctive English style of furniture.
Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus take a closer look at furniture made in the Jacobean and Restoration period. Designs were severe until a Continental influence arrived with the Restoration of Charles II.
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