Newsletter research articles

Below is a comprehensive list of the short research articles published in the Newsletter since the first issue in 1985.

Past copies of the Newsletter are held at a number of  libraries across the UK . For a comprehensive listing try this link http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/64218406. The particular holdings, access, loan and reader arrangements will be specific to each institution.

We hope that this will be a useful reference, especially for those accessing  the RFS Newsletter via public library collections, where the content listing may not be fully described. The list can be searched using the ctrl F function or the website’s search box.

Year Issue Author Title
2014 61 Bowett, Adam A 16th Century Lancashire Tester Bed
2014 61 Shutler, Paul A. A Pair of William Burgess Chairs
2014 61 Various Report on trip to Amsterdam, March 2014
2014 61 White, Chrissie A Chair used by Robert Burns
2014 60 Bate, Jeremy Sir Robert Walpole’s Electioneering Chair
2014 60 Bowett, Adam Emily Gimson’s Rocking Chair
2014 60 Parrott, Bob Huntington Collection of Maryland State Archives
2014 60 Parrott, Bob The Forest Chair in Colonial America
2014 60 Pickvance, Chris A Deal Furniture Tradition in Kent?
2013 58 Crossley, Brian Maritime Caned Chairs
2013 58 Stone, Peter St Mary, Colton, Staffs Church Chest
2013 58 Various Report on trip to Romania, Sept 2012
2012 57 Pinn, Keith A Colchester Chest of Drawers
2012 57 Stabler, John A North Yorkshire Windsor Chair
2012 56 Various Report on Trip to Paris & Burgundy, Sept 2011
2012 56 Wilson, David Dialectal Terms for Items of Furniture
2011 55 Crossley, Brian A Child’s Cane Chair used by John Ruskin
2011 55 Vost, John Guernsey Painted Chest
2011 54 Bryant, David & Valerie Henry & Julius Caesar – Rustic House Builders
2011 54 Stabler, John Mr Hammond’s Seats at Holkham
Shutler, Paul A.
2011 54 Unrecorded 19th Century Curiosity Dealers
2010 53 Claxton Stevens, Christopher An Abingdon Writing Table
2010 53 Millar, Luke More on the Harrisons
Fraser, Ian
2010 53 Parrott, Bob A ‘Two-faced’ Windsor Chair
2010 52 Channer, Donal The Cope Chest at Wells Cathedral
2010 52 Fraser, Ian The Harrisons, Joiners of Barrow-upon-Humber
2010 52 Pickvance, Chris Dating Gower Coffers Bach
2009 51 Currie, Chris Further Colchester Furniture by Walford
2009 51 King, Stuart The Sketches of Alice Young
2009 51 Rosoman, Treve The Wrecking of London’s First Mechanical Saw Mill
2009 50 Various Care of Historic Church Woodwork
2008 49 Fraser, Ian The Still Room at Temple Newsam House
2008 49 Harding-Hill, Michael A Fifth Windsor Chair Attributed to John Pitt of Slough
Parrott, Bob
2008 49 Pickvance, Chris Shropshire 17th Century Furniture? Problems of Interpretation
2008 48 Parrott, Bob New Information about the 18th Century Chair Maker Richard Hewett
2008 48 Parrott, Bob Robert Prior Sold Shoes as well as Making Chairs
2007 47 Storey, Edward Reminiscences of Working with Edward Barnsley
2007 47 Various Taking an Ell
2007 46 Parrott, Bob William Henry Drinkwater, Windsor and Cane Chair Maker, Gloucester
2007 46 Parrott, Bob Some Additional 18th Century Buckinghamshire Chair Makers
2007 46 Pickvance, Chris A Kentish Pine Mule Chest, 1749
2006 45 Olive, Gabriel Industrial Seating
2006 45 Parrott, Bob A 1753 print showing a cabriole leg Thames Valley Windsor Chair
2006 44 Green, Jim & Mary Rosina: the Antithisis of Regional Furniture
2006 44 Parrott, Bob An Early Windsor Chair Illustration
2006 44 Various Report on an RFS Trip to Brittany
2006 44 Wilson, David Unusual Words from Post-medieval Inventories
2005 43 Millar, Luke David Morley, Carmarthen, Flush Door Construction
2005 42 Cotton, Bernard D. Inlaid 18th Century Low Dresser from Cheshire
2004 41 Claxton Stevens, Christopher Provenanced West Country Furniture (John Hollister, William Hutton)
2003 38 Chinnery, Victor The Shakespeare Chair
2002 37 Crossley, Brian Is the History of Rattan used in Cane Furniture as Simple as it Seems?
2002 37 de Courcy-Ireland, Polly A 19th Century Wooden Basket from Pitcairn Island
2002 37 Millar, Luke Published Designs and Regional Cabinet-Makers
2002 36 Various Report on an RFS Trip to The Netherlands
2001 34 Bowett, Adam The Amos Poulsum Bureau – some words of caution
2001 34 Claxton Stevens, Christopher A Gloucestershire Tea Table (William Edgecombe)
2001 34 Cotton, Bernard D. Another Piece in the Jigsaw, John Robinson, Preston
2001 34 Olive, Gabriel Wit and Wisdom from the Workshop
2001 34 Parrott, Bob The Sparnck Windsor
2000 32 Cotton, Bernard D. The Wallace Chair
2000 32 Holland, Phil A Labelled Side Table or Washstand from Norwich
2000 32 Ireik, Willem The Conjunction of Continental and English Furniture Craftsmen in London – widening the context for evaluation
2000 32 Olive, Gabriel An Extract from Rev  C  A  Johns ‘Forest Trees of Britain’
1999 30 Ireik, Willem A Commemorative Shrine to Robert Burns
1999 30 Olive, Gabriel The Bucklebury Bowl Turner
1999 30 Walker, John Dorset Chests and Stools
1998 29 Millar, Luke Railway and Steamboat Chairs
1998 28 Claxton Stevens, Christopher Retailer’s Labels
1998 28 Pearce, Barbara The John Warander Chair
1998 28 Urquhart, Christopher The Philip Clissett Legacy
1997 27 Ireik, Willem Chairmaking in the Low Countries: Part Two
1997 26 Bebb, Richard A Carmarthen Bookcase
1996 25 Olive, Gabriel Glastonbury Chair Update of article in Regional Furniture 1994
1995 25 Ireik, Willem Cairmaking in the Low Countries: Part One
1995 23 Boram, John A Vernacular Progenitor form Sussex?
1995 23 Claxton Stevens, Christopher Further Furniture form Colchester (John Taylor)
1995 23 Duff, Robert Contnents of a Labourer’s Cottage, Buckinghamshire
1995 23 Pearce, Barbara Slate Miniature Chest of Drawers
1995 22 Sleep, Janet Hunting the Cowld in Norfolk and Suffolk 1650-1725
1994 20 Cotton Gerry Cleansing the Bishop’s Throne, and alternative approach to restoration
1994 20 Gilbert, Christopher Two Jersey Painted Chests
1994 20 Pearce, Barbara The Whytyton Household 1423, 1452, 1525 – a dearth of furniture and an abundance of furnishings
1993 19 Bowett, Adam RFS Timber Trade Research Project
1993 19 Claxton Stevens, Christopher A Chest from Colchester (Timothy Walford & Son)
1993 19 Jones, Robin A 19th Century Inscribed Carmarthenshire Box (Thomas Jones)
1993 19 Olive, Gabriel A Jersey Robe – The First Flatpack Furniture
1993 19 Parrott, Bob A West Country Low Back Windsor Chair
1993 19 Stuart, Susan A Lancaster Chairmaker’s Goods and Chattels (John Nightingale)
1993 18 Bowett, Adam The Price of Deals in the 18th Century
1993 18 Rumble, Penny A Table Made by Arthur Jones and Son, Dublin
1992 17 Olive, Gabriel Thos  Connold Fecit
1992 17 Stabler, John An Early Reference to Initial-Stamping
1992 16 Bowett, Adam The Evidence of Growth Rings in Dating and Provenancing Oak Furniture
1992 16 Medlam, Sarah Mr Kirtley, Woodturner
1992 16 Millar, Luke A Group of Chests from the Welsh Borders
1992 16 Pearce, Barbara A Dated Chair (1792)
1992 16 Schooling, Guy Labelled Furniture from Hertfordshire
1991 15 Boram, John An Extract from a Liverpool Timber Merchant’s Price Book
1991 15 Macbeth, Lindsay A Further Note on William Wheeler of Arncroach
1990 14 Agius, Pauline Frontispieces and Other Early Engravings
1990 14 Cotton, Bernard D. Uriah Alsop’s Steam Cabinet Works
1990 14 Ferguson, Barbara J  Reilly’s Patent – A Follow-up Study
1990 14 Pearce, Barbara The Amos Poulsum Bureau
1990 14 Prown, Jonathan A Vernacular Cupboard from Virginia
1990 13 Bowett, Adam Circular Saws
1990 13 Millar, Luke J  Reilly’s Patent
1990 13 Sparkes, Ivan Articles & Books on Furniture and Decoration 1988-1990
1990 12 Rumble, Penny Some 19th Century Tavern Tables
1989 11 Olive, Gabriel Regional Lining Papers
1989 11 Pearce, Barbara An Orkney Chair
1989 11 Stabler, John Trade Disputes in Newcastle upon Tyne
1989 10 Boram, John A Wiltshire Elm Storage Box
1989 10 Gilbert, Christopher Gilling of Worksop Windsor Chairs
1989 10 Millar, Luke Pins in Mortice and Tenon Joints
1989 10 Robinson, Danny Miniature Chairs
1988 9 Boram, John A North Country Dresser
1988 9 Pearce, Barbara A Welsh Settle
1988 8 Boardman. John Irish Straw/Hay rope chairs
1988 8 Gilbert, Christopher A Rare Painted Pine Chest on Stand
1987 7 Webster, Edward ‘Ormskirk’ Ladderbacks
1987 6 Rosoman, Treve Rural Recollections on Scottish Furniture
1987 5 ‘Castaway’ Dressers Redressed
1986 4 Cotton, Bernard D. Spinning Wheels
1986 4 Freund, Hugo Slat Back Chairs in New Jersey
1986 3 Cotton, Bernard D. Pub Furniture
1986 3 Millar, Luke Paper-lined Drawers
1986 3 Pearce, Barbara A Child’s Chair from Devon
1986 3 Reynolds, Lionel Uncommon ‘Common Stools’
1986 3 Reynolds, Lionel Nelson’s Windsor Chair and Coffin
1985 2 Gilbert, Christopher Regional Furniture at Temple Newsam House
1985 2 Reynolds, Lionel For the Convenience of the Parson
1985 1 Cotton, Bernard D. A Child’s Weighing and Exercise Chair
1985 1 Gilbert, Christopher A Remarkable Painted Bed at Temple Newsam