We have received notification of the Regional Furniture Society’s upcoming Research in Progress day to be held at the Conway Hall in London on Saturday 9 March.

The relevant link is to the  Events page is: https://regionalfurnituresociety.org/events/

The essentials are:

This year’s Regional Furniture Research in Progess day will be held at the Conway Hall, London, on Saturday 9 March. The event will focus on the regionality of chair making, with five papers spanning the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Speakers will examine a variety of idiosyncratic forms, the materials used, the makers, and their customers. Traditions commence as novelties and in many cases new research is establishing the precise origins of previously identified geographical groups. The papers will draw on a variety of research methods including fieldwork, archival sources and scientific analysis. 

  • The Caqueteuse Form in 17th century Scotland - Stephen Jackson
  • Chairmaking in 18th Century Wakefield - Andrew Cox-Whittaker
  • The Rush-Seated Chair in the North West of England - Simon Feingold
  • Windsor Chairmaking in Grantham: the first fifteen years - William Sergeant
  • In Search of the Elusive Mendlesham Chair and Other East Anglian Windsor Chairs - Robert Williams

The event will start at 10 am for 10.30am, and will finish at 4.30pm. It is open to all. The fee is £35 for RFS members, £40 for non-members and covers attendance and tea/coffee but not lunch; there are numerous cafes and pubs nearby.

Please let others know of this event.