The Furniture Makers’ Company invites you to look through the keyhole of one of its Past Master’s London homes and step back in time to the 19th century for a unique evening exploring furniture, both old and new.
Although tens of thousands of middleclass terraced houses were built in London at the end of the 19th century, very few have retained their character and fittings due to changes in fashion and the ravages of time.
This is a rare chance to see the colourful and atmospheric candlelit interiors of an 1890s house in Clapham, South London, along with a collection of 18th and 19th century, arts and crafts and contemporary furniture, including a piece by Thomas Chippendale and eight pieces awarded a Bespoke Guild Mark, metalwork and other objects that have been built up over the past 30 years by our host, Past Master Christopher Claxton Stevens.
There will be an introductory talk about the house and contents, followed by a tour when the furniture can be closely studied and ending with wine and nibbles. Please apply as soon as possible using the attached application form. As places are very limited, there is a maximum of one guest per member. Further details of location will be sent to those attending and the profit made from the evening will be donated to our charitable fund.