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Bath Decorative and Fine Arts Society


Uniting Elegance with Utility:

George (and Alice) Hepplewhite

1.30 pm, Monday 8th  May  2017.







George Hepplewhite, whose name is synonymous with a neo-classical style of furniture and is probably as familiar as that of Chippendale, was an obscure cabinet maker of the 1780s about whom very little is known. His fame derives from his book of designs, published and ‘improved’ after his death by his wife Alice, which gives a wonderful stylistic summary of the more ‘democratic’ interpretation of Robert Adam’s aristocratic Neo-classicism popular at the time.


Lecturer: Janusz Karczewski-Slowikowski’s lectures seek to explain furniture in terms of the skills and materials employed in its design and construction, and also its socio-economic significance. His interest in antique furniture developed from working part-time in an antiques shop when an undergraduate — he became the proprietor of the shop and known as the dealer who bought but never sold!  He has lectured to NADFAS societies in UK, Europe and Australia for over 30 years.


Date and Time: 1.30 pm, Monday 8th May  2017.


Venue:  The Guildhall, High Street, Bath



Visitors Welcome.  £8 at the door


Bath DAFAS is a member of NADFAS, an Art Education Charity


Education and Conservation

Visitors and non-members are welcome to our lecture - entry  is £8.00 on the door.

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