6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX
Doors open 6.15pm; lecture starts 6.30pm. Includes wine
Lecture given by James Lomax
Taking place in the tercentenary year of Chippendale’s birth, this talk will explore his response to the challenge of working in the newly fashionable Neo-Classical or ‘Antique’ style from the mid 1760s to the late 1770s. Chippendale had made his reputation in publishing and creating spectacular rococo furniture; the shift in fashionable taste led by Robert Adam could have ruined him but instead he joined in the quest for a new ‘modern’ style by re-interpreting the language of classicism in a uniquely personal response. Chippendale’s achievements will be explored through the brilliantly successful interiors he created at 19 Arlington Street, Nostell Priory, Newby Hall and Harewood House.
James Lomax is Curator Emeritus of Collections at Temple Newsam House and Honorary Curator of the Chippendale Society. He was former Honorary Editor of the Furniture History Society and former Chairman of the Silver Society.