Paxton House will be holding an exhibition to celebrate Chippendale 300, The Paxton Style: ‘Neat & Substantially Good’ exhibition (5th June to 28th August 2018) showcasing new research on the Chippendale furniture commissioned by the Home family and including masterpiece loans from private and public collections including the V&A Museum and National Museums of Scotland. It will also examine the influences upon the pieces and the legacy they had on further work by the Chippendale firm and beyond. The exhibition will be free to attend and will be open daily from 11am-3pm.
There will also be a series of events and lectures associated with the exhibition held over the summer period, including:
- 14th June: Lecture by James Lomax, Hon. Curator of The Chippendale Society, ‘Chippendale: Master of Style’
- 26th June: One day masterclass on Chippendale at Paxton led by Professor David Jones.
- 26th July: Lecture by Dr Adam Bowett, Chairman of the Chippendale Society, ‘Through tempestuous seas’
- 2nd Aug: Lecture by Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell, Curator of Paxton House, ‘Chippendale: connection in the Caribbean, Grenada, slavery and Paxton’
- 9th Aug: Lecture by Charlotte Rostek, Curator Emeritus of Dumfries House, ‘Dumfries House- an Ayrshire Renaissance’
Use the links on the events above for more information about timings and entry prices, or download the full list of events relating to the exhibition at Paxton House here.
For further information on events across the country to celebrate the tercentenary of Chippendale’s birth have a look at the Chippendale 300 website.