New Publication: ‘NAMES FOR THINGS’ By Victor Chinnery

NAMES FOR THINGS
A Description of Household Stuff
Furniture and Interiors
1500-1700

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Members will be pleased to hear that the posthumous publication of a glossary of terms, written by Victor Chinnery is now available for order

The book will be published in October 2016 and is an A4 hardback, 324 pages and containing 53 illustrations. The approach taken in the book is both original and creative. It places emphasis on the integrated relationship between furniture and the many artefacts found within the early British home.

In the book, Victor looks, not only at furniture, but also interior decoration, metalwork, pottery, wood types and the use of colour in interiors.

Glossary entries – giving a detailed description of the objects – are backed up by inventory references and other documentary evidence, which aim to explain how the objects would have been used, in a period setting.

It will be an invaluable work of reference for historians, museum curators, dealers and collectors alike.

The book is edited and contains a foreword by Jan Chinnery.

The book retails at  £35, plus UK postage of £4 and is available at through all good booksellers (ISBN 9780957599284).

To place an order for the book and for payment details by Bank transfer or cheque – please use the following email: namesforthings@outlook.com or order direct from Jeremy Mills Publishing

New Book: The Laurence Cadbury Collection at Selly Manor                 

Cadbury Collection at Selly ManorRFS members will be interested to see this new publication on the outstanding contribution of Laurence Cadbury who created a wonderful collection of early furniture, domestic objects and archives for Selly Manor. Written by Museum Manager Daniel Callicott and based on original research, this book catalogues the collection with detailed historical descriptions and photographs of the objects, which date from the 16th – 19th centuries. With over 170 full colour images this is a fascinating, illuminating and colourful publication that brings this important collection to print for the first time.

How Laurence Cadbury acquired such an impressive collection is documented through photographs and archives, and the book describes his relationship with local antiques dealer Oliver Baker.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards the conservation and preservation of the Laurence Cadbury Collection at Selly Manor, ensuring these objects will be enjoyed by generations to come.

To purchase your copy of this book (£15) please contact:
sellymanor@bvt.org.uk or call 0121 472 0199
or visit  Selly Manor Museum
Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AE

www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk