Saturday 29 September 2018
10am – 5.30pm
Please note that this event is being held at Paxton House in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and there are limited tickets available.
In this, the tercentenary year of the master designer and cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale’s birth, Paxton House will host a symposium titled Harewood and Paxton: Chippendale Commissions Compared on 29th September 2018.
This will present new research commissioned by both Paxton and Harewood Trusts; specifically comparing and contrasting the two commissions – the approach of the two patrons to their commissions, issues of style, taste, functionality, technical prowess, sources of funding, (the slave trade) and the response by a contemporary artist to an historical commission (at Harewood by Geraldine Pilgrim).
10am, leaving every 5–8 minutes
Highlight Tours of Paxton
Highlight tour of Paxton for delegates – maximum of 20 per tour must be pre-booked
by The Paxton Trust Chairman of Trustees: Professor Ian Marrian, with coffee, who will introduce the first two speakers
New Research in Context I: Introduction to the Chippendale Commission at Paxton
Dr. Fiona Salvesen Murrell, Curator, The Paxton Trust
New Research in Context II: Introduction to the Chippendale Commission at Harewood
Professor Ann Sumner, Historic Collections Adviser, Harewood House Trust
Questions for speakers
Break and opportunity to view highlighted furniture with Tim Phelps, Accredited Furniture Conservator
Chaired by Professor Ann Sumner
The Paxton Style
David Jones, Research Fellow, The Paxton House Trust
Chippendale and the Antique: Chippendale’s Personal Interpretation and Development of a Neo-classical style in Two Contrasting Case Studies
James Lomax, Hon. Curator of the Chippendale Society
Investigating the Technical Challenges for Chippendale and his Workshop at Harewood and Paxton
Dr Adam Bowett, Chairman of the Chippendale Society
Chippendale Reinterpreted at Harewood: The Diana and Minerva Commode
Rebecca Burton, Collections Assistant Harewood House Trust (TBC)
Questions for speakers
Panel Discussion: Responding to Chippendale’s Commissions 300 Years On
Chaired by Dr Adam Bowett, including contemporary artist Geraldine Pilgrim, Christine Palmer (Carvers & Gilders TBC) involved in the gilding analysis, Tim Phelps (T L Phelps Fine Furniture Conservation, Knaresborough), Professor Abigail Harrison Moore (University of Leeds) Hannah Obee (Head of Collections and Exhibitions Harewood House Trust). With tea/coffee.
Highlighted Tour of Paxton’s Chippendale Furniture
With Tim Phelps / Dr Murrell / David Jones