Three Day Antique Furniture Recognition Course with Jeremy Gow

Three Day Antique Furniture Recognition Course

Over three days we review a huge variety of British furniture. We focus on a comprehensive range of topics with the aim of equipping you with an in-depth knowledge of antiques furniture. The course has maximum of eight people and tries to be as interactive as possible. Each day is structured to combine theory with practical work. Pieces of theory are followed by the opportunity to handle and inspect closely fine furniture, dating items and identifying woods used, working out whether something has been adapted or transformed.

What We Will Cover On This Course:

– Examining furniture both in the workshop and elsewhere – Understanding and identifying woods. – Reviewing styles of furniture and understanding their periods – Chairs -styles and period – The importance of furniture restoration and its effects. – Looking at adapted and transformed furniture – Recognising fakes from the genuine article The course is based around handling and looking at different examples of furniture, whether they are original or made later. Then ultimately being confident to come up with a conclusion. This is all vital information required when you go to an auction and are aware of what you are looking at, this is not easy and it does take years to perfect. The three-day course starts at 9.30 am daily and finishes at 5 pm, all stationery is provided. A delicious lunch is provided daily with wine, this is a perfect time to digest the morning’s work and ask questions.  Residential option is also available - see website.

Available Course Dates

  • 16th - 18th May 2023

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Duration: 3 days
Price: £540
Pitscandly Farm
United Kingdom
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