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Recently Published - Thomas Chippendale

Bowett and Lomax, the latter a past curator of member house Temple Newsam, Leeds, survey the life, works and legacy of perhaps Britain's - maybe the world's - most furniture maker. There are plenty of full-colour examples pictured, and at the back a ...

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 28 Sept to 3 Oct 2021

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! The chicest event of the season for antiques and period interior design is only a month away. The Autumn 2021 edition of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair opens Tuesday 28 September to Sunday 3 October...

The BAFRA AGM - Monday 11th October 2021

We are pleased to confirm that this years BAFRA AGM is being held at the beautiful Chatsworth House in Derbyshire on Monday 11th October 2021. Our guest speaker is Barry Ansell of RD Robins.  Barry and his team have carried out restoration work at...

Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event - Tuesday 16th November 2021

The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event will be held on TUESDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2021 9.00AM – 5.00PM at The QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE We are delighted to invite BAFRA members to join us Registratio...

Furniture History Society Furniture Conservation Seminar

The Furniture History Society invites you a online seminar Into the Workshop: Furniture Restoration/Conservation Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 18:00 (BST) This seminar will be a general introduction: rather than focusing on one...

Furniture Conservation Virtual Open Days at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - Wednesday 10 & 17 March 2021

Find out about furniture study options at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation on a Virtual Open Day. Meet tutors, chat to students, take a virtual tour and explore your funding options. Study options include: Foundation Degree A...

Regional Furniture Zoom Lecture on Medieval Furniture

Regional Furniture Society Research in Progress: New Thinking about Medieval Furniture The next meeting in the series of Research in Progress meetings will take place on 13 March 2021 as a Zoom meeting. As with the previous two themed meetings,...

The French Porcelain Society - Zoom Lecture Sunday 1st November 2020

The French Porcelain Society has sent an invitation to attend their forthcoming Zoom lecture on Sunday 1st November, details of the lecture below. FPS Living Room Lecture Sunday, 1 November 2020, 18:00-19:00PM London, UK (GMT) We are delight...

The Chandeliers at Kensington Palace

W. Thomas Restorations Ltd are renowned specialists in the restoration and conservation of 18th and 19th century carved giltwood furniture, mirrors and works of art. Following the ancient London traditions of fine carving and gilding, the company has...

Japanning Day

A very successful japanning day was held at Titan Studios in London, hosted by Accredited member Rod Titian. To read more about the day and see images of work produced please click here
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