The lecture is kindly presented in conjunction with The Furniture History Society (Victoria).
Taken as a whole, The National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland is looking after one of the largest furniture collections in the World. This lecture will give an overview of the highlights in that collection – such as the royal chairs at Knole, the Congress of Vienna desk at Mount Stewart and the Italian suite at Attingham Park – and discuss the numerous new discoveries we are making with our research.
WOLF BURCHARD is the Furniture Research Curator at the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland overseeing the research and cataloguing of the Trust’s vast furniture collection. He was Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Collection Trust from 2009 to 2014 where he co-curated The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy, 1714-1760 at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. In 2016 he published The Sovereign Artist on the artistic relationship between Louis XIV and his principal painter Charles Le Brun. Dr Burchard publishes and regularly lectures on the art and architectural patronage at the British, French and German courts.
PLEASE NOTE: The lecture will be held in the upstairs Meeting Room at the East Melbourne Library, 122 George St, East Melbourne. Attendees are able to go directly to this venue.
image caption:A Louis XIV ebony, marble and marquetry cabinet-on-stand, circa 1670, Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Creative Commons)