Chippendale 300 lecture: ‘Chippendale: connections in the Caribbean, Grenada, slavery, and Paxton’
August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm£5.00
‘Chippendale: connection in the Caribbean, Grenada, slavery and Paxton ’ – Lecture by Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell, Curator at Paxton House.
The Chippendale furniture at Paxton was commissioned, for the most part, by the second owner of the house, Ninian Home. Ninian was the owner of two plantations in Grenada which were worked by slaves. This lecture will examine the social history behind the commission.
Paxton House will be holding an exhibition from the 5th June to the 28th August in celebration for Chippendale 300, ‘The Paxton Style: Neat & Substantially Good’ displaying the key collection pieces of Chippendale furniture along with outstanding and rarely seen pieces that are on loan from private and public collections. This exhibition defines the Paxton Style: a significant, and under-explored, element of the master cabinetmaker’s late oeuvre. The exhibition will be free to attend and will be open daily from 11am-3pm.