Project Presentation at Furniture History AGM

The project team (Mark, Eleanor and Lizzy) attended the Furniture History Society AGM at Nostell Priory, Wakefield, on Saturday 22nd November. Thank you to the FHS for inviting us! We presented a project overview, and an update on the progress to date; the response from the FHS members was fantastic – loads of enthusiastic congratulations, loads of interest, and lots of new leads for further research activities – thank you to all that offered help and further avenues of exploration.


FHS President, Sir Nicholas Goodison, addressing the AGM




Lizzy at FHS AGM

Eleanor, Lizzy and I only had 30 minutes to outline our HUGE project, so we decided to divide the presentation into 3 sections, 10 mins on the oral history interviews (Eleanor), 10 mins on project archives (Lizzy), and 10 mins on project overview (me).


MW at the FHS AGM

We also had a really fabulous lunch….with wine! (not too much though), courtesy of the FHS, and members, and us, had an amazing private ‘open house’ tour of Nostell Priory under the guidance of the National Trust team at Nostell and the very rich range of expertise in the FHS membership itself – it was a fantastic opportunity to ‘get up close’ to some of the Chippendale furniture in the house.

Thank you to Christopher Rowell (FHS Chair) and the rest of the FHS Board for such a brilliant opportunity to spread the word about the Antique Dealer project





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