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  
2019 71 Ackermann Daniel Kurt Letter from America: recent events and publications
2019 71 Hancock Liz A medieval domed chest in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums
2019 71 Purdy David John Lombe’s Piedmont chest
2019 71 Stuart Susan Oak settle, Thomas Reresby 1621, from Derbyshire
2019 71 Boram John For a neat Doll’s Bed Stead’ and ‘6 neat Mahogany Dolls Chairs’ by Gillows of Lancaster
2019 71 Gall John & Rosy Drawing of a London Stubbs chair, dated 1829
2019 71 Hicks Mike A Mendlesham child’s chair
2019 71 White Crissie Glasgow Upholsterers’ mahogany muniment box dated 1821
2019 71 Morton & Maddison Eric & Margaret Burn marks on furniture
2019 71 Claxton Stevens Christopher Kubbestol’: something to get your teeth into
2019 71 Crossley Brian A cane bergere chair: who designed this chair?
2019 71 Sergeant William Missing Link – a spindle-back Windsor chair
2019 71 White Betsy K John Erhart Rose 1767-1860
2019 71 Sutcliffe Jason Darvel chair: acquisition by East Ayrshire Council
2019 71     Research in Progress: The Regional Chair, reports on papers
2019 71     Reports on visits: a house in Soho; Pepys Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
         
2019 70 Ackermann Daniel Letter from America
2019 70 Pickvance Chris An unrecorded medieval chest at St Mary’s church, Horsham
2019 70 Pickvance Chris Medieval chests in Kent
2019 70 Mills Alison The Landkey Parish Table purchased by the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
2019 70 Parker Julian Joseph Newton’s Windsor chair advertisements, 1725 and 1729
2019 70 Parker Julian Windsor chairs at Newstead Abbey
2019 70 Sergeant

Parker

William

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John Bray of Bourne, Lincolnshire, Windsor chair-maker
2019 70 Parrott Bob The myth of the patinated Windsor chair
2019 70 Crossley Brian A caned library chair by John Syers at Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire
2019 70 Bate Jeremy A little wider please: a barber-surgeon’s chair
2019 70 Medlam Sarah Fashionable furniture in Haverfordwest: a card table by William Owen
2019 70 Hardy Emma Unlocking the Geffrye
2019 70     Reports: Lawrence Neal, chair-maker: when is a chair more than a chair?; Sitting Firm; The rush-seated chair: a celebration of past, present and future; V&A Dundee: The Scottish Design Galleries.
2018 69 Ackermann Daniel Letter from America
2018 69 Parrott Bob A Forest chair in Colonial America: work in progress
2018 69 White Crissie Darvel chairs: J. McKellar, a new maker
2018 69 Hancock Liz 16th-century linenfold panelling and a canopy from the Neptune Inn, 86 Fore Street, Ipswich
2018 69 Brears Peter A black oak bed dated 1626
2018 69 Mellors Leah The Guardians’ chair
2018 69 Sklar Rosalyn A Warwickshire press cupboard
2018 69     Reports: New thinking about 16th-century furniture; Thomas Chippendale: a celebration of British craftsmanship and design; Shandy Hall, Coxwold; Gilling Castle.
2018 69     2018 Conference: Glasgow
2018 68 Gall John A table from Goldhill Farm, Co. Durham
2018 68 Cox-Whittaker Andrew An 18th century mahogany barometer
2018 68     2017 Conference report: Coastal Suffolk and Norfolk
2018 68     Report: Alien woodwork in two Bedfordshire churches
2018 67 Heal Oliver Letter from Edward Gardiner, 4 May 1949
2017 67 Sergeant William Two Forest chairs
2017 67 Hancock Liz A gothic oak screen, c. 1430-1445, in the Burrell collection, Glasgow Museums
2017 67     Reports: Lincolnshire Chairs exhibition, London Charterhouse, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Lake District Study Day, J. and F.J. Baker, Bark Tannery, Colyton, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
2017 66 Pinn Keith and Gill Hindringham church chest, Norfolk
2017 66 Pickvance Chris A dendrochronological study of medieval chests in East Kent
2017 66     2016 Conference Report: Carlisle
2017 65 Bowett Adam New discoveries from the Land of the Princes Bishops
2016 65 Sergeant William Painted Lancashire (?) chairs: who made these?
2016 65 Rosoman Treve More on the early chest in Braunton St Brannock church, Devon
2016 65     Reports: Sir John Soane’s Museum, Norton Conyers and Ripon Study Days
2016 64 Bowett Adam A secretaire bookcase made in Kendal, 1872
2016 64 Sergeant William A Lincolnshire spinning wheel
2016 64 Sergeant William A Lincolnshire windsor chair
2016 64     Report: Salisbury viist
2016 64     Report: Treasures of the North West – Stonyhurst and Browsholme
2016 64 Williams Sioned A Brynmawr chair, South Wales, c. 1938
2016 63     Report: Research in Progress, Cuddesdon
2015 63     2015 Conference report: North Devon
2015 62 Pickvance Chris A 1794 Gower coffor bach
2015 62     Report: Whitby
2015 62     2014 Conference report: King’s Lynn
2015 62     Report: Chicago trip
2015 62     Report: chairmaking in Lincolnshire
2015 62     Report: Cirencester study day
2015 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?
2014 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
2013 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
2012 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
2011   Shutler, Paul A.  
  54 Unrecorded 19th Century Curiosity Dealers
2011 53 Claxton Stevens, Christopher An Abingdon Writing Table
2010 53 Millar, Luke More on the Harrisons
2010   Fraser, Ian  
  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
2010 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
2009 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
2008   Parrott, Bob  
  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
2008 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
2007 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
2006 43 Millar, Luke David Morley, Carmarthen, Flush Door Construction
2005 42 Cotton, Bernard D. Inlaid 18th Century Low Dresser from Cheshire
2005 41 Claxton Stevens, Christopher Provenanced West Country Furniture (John Hollister, William Hutton)
2004 38 Chinnery, Victor The Shakespeare Chair
2003 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
2002 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
2001 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’
2000 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
1999 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
1998 27 Ireik, Willem Chairmaking in the Low Countries: Part Two
1997 26 Bebb, Richard A Carmarthen Bookcase
1997 25 Olive, Gabriel Glastonbury Chair Update of article in Regional Furniture 1994
1996 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
1995 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
1994 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
1993 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
1992 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
1991 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
1990 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
1989 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
1988 7 Webster, Edward ‘Ormskirk’ Ladderbacks
1987 6 Rosoman, Treve Rural Recollections on Scottish Furniture
1987 5 ‘Castaway’   Dressers Redressed
1987 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
1986 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