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  • Feb062017
    Examples of the processes involved in British Craftsmanship.

    The Georgian Group Splendour Exhibition

    The Georgian Group has opened its doors of 6 Fitzroy Square, London to celebrate 80 years of conservation work by the charity.

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  • Jan132017
    The Angel Bed restored at Temple Newsam

    The Great Beds of Humphries – Part Two

    In this second part we look at 4 beds including the Metropolitan Museum Bed in New York, and two ‘Angel’ style beds.

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  • Nov142016
    Thomas Chippendale Chairs, taken from the first edition of The Director.

    Thomas Chippendale – The Furniture Trend Setter

    Thomas Chippendale was a British cabinet and furniture designer of the mid-18th Century. His styles are best classed as being English Rococo and Gothic Chinese. There have been many re works of Chippendale furniture over the centuries as it was, and still is, one of the leading styles in historic furniture.

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  • Oct312016
    A William Kent Chair with ornate gilded features taken from the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House

    William Kent – A Palladian Great Britain

    Inspired by nostalgia for Italy and all of the heavily guilded and embellished buildings, Kent’s style became quickly noticeable. In order to hold their own within an elaborately decorated room, Kent’s furniture was stately in both size and proportion and often recognised by the excessive amounts of gilding and figured claws, lion’s feet and Grecian designs.

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  • Sep282016

    Decorex International 2016

    Decorex is internationally renowned for being the event to find the best and most luxurious products in the interiors market. It has a rich heritage and has grown and evolved to stay at the top of the market, exhibiting some of the finest quality craftmanships out there.

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  • Sep192016
    Arkesdon Tissue from Audley End House

    Decorex International and Syon House; a conversation of taste

    The grounds include Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, which boasts a suite of rooms designed by renowned 18th Century architect Robert Adam (1728-1792). Adam became synonymous with the taste, style and Palladian elegance of the 18th Century fashion

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  • Sep092016
    Historic House Exhibition 2016

    Historic House Association Exhibition 2016

    On Tuesday 15th November 2016 Humphries Weaving will again be exhibiting at the Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens event at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE.

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  • Sep052016
    Chatsworth Library

    The Devonshire Collection – Chatsworth

    Chatsworth House is home to rich textiles, an historic library with over 17,000 books, furniture of national importance, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman statues, contemporary art, and a marble sculpture gallery.

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  • Aug152016
    Detail of the small private bed drapes and case covers

    The Great Beds of Humphries – Part One: Early Beds

    Almost from the beginning, Humphries Weaving has woven cloths for beds in important places which have required specialist weaving skills to restore them to their former glory. Here we bring together a vast array of cloths woven for Great Beds that can be seen in museum collections, palaces and houses.

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