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Furniture History Society 44th Annual Symposium: George IV 1820-2020

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George IV 1820-2020: Fresh Perspectives on the King's Furniture Two-day Webinar

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In the bicentenary year of George IV’s accession, the Furniture History Society Symposium will present new lines of research on the King’s long career as a patron and collector of furniture and furnishings. It aims to re-examine the driving forces behind his activities in this field, relationships with makers, activities as a collector, as well as his contemporary impact and longer-term legacy.

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER - SESSION ONE

16.30: Welcome by Christopher Rowell, Chairman of the FHS

16.35: Introduction to the day, Sir Jonathan Marsden (Chair)

16.40: David Oakey - 'Painting it and Putting Handsome Furniture Where Necessary' – George Prince of Wales’s Early Furnishing of Carlton House

17.10: Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art - Tatham & Co. at Carlton House

17.40: Cristina Alfonsin Barreiro The Vuilliamys: From Clockmakers to Merchants of Luxury

18.10: Dr Diana Davis - 'Quite éblouissant': George IV and the Anglo-Gallic Interior

18.40: Q&A

19.00: Summing up with Sir Jonathan Marsden

19.05: End

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER - SESSION TWO

16.30: Welcome by Christopher Rowell, Chairman of the FHS

16.35: Introduction to the day, Sir Jonathan Marsden (Chair)

16.40: Kathryn Jones, Senior Curator at Royal Collection Trust - 'Of the Utmost Beauty and Newest Fashion’, George IV and Modern Manufacturing

17.10: Dr Alexandra Loske, Art Historian, Curator & Editor - The Interior Decoration and Colouring of Brighton Pavilion

17.40: Dr Helen Jacobsen Senior Curator and Curator of 18th century French Decorative Arts, The Wallace Collection - Shared Tastes: George IV and the 3rd Marquess of Hertford

18.10: Michael Hall, Curator at Exbury House - George IV’s legacy and the English Rothschilds

18.40: Q&A

19.00: Summing up with Sir Jonathan Marsden

19.05: End

Caption: Adam Weisweiler, Commode 1785-90, Oak, ebony, hardstones, tortoiseshell, brass, pewter, mahogany, boxwood, purplewood, gilt bronze, brocatello marble, RCIN 2593

Credit line: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

TATHAM, BAILEY & SANDERS, Pedestals c.1811, Carved and gilt wood | 99 x 68 x 68 cm (whole object) | RCIN 3202), Credit: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

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