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THE SCOTTISH REGENCY FURNITURE OF WILLIAM TROTTER with Martin Purslow

Tuesday 1 May 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

The Edinburgh-based firm of William Trotter was one of the most significant workshops of cabinet makers in Regency Scotland. William Trotter (1772-1833) was born into a family of merchants and by 1809 he was sole proprietor of the firm Young & Trotter.

In 1814-15 Trotter furnished the library and picture gallery that the King’s architect and surveyor for Scotland, Robert Reid (1774 - 1856) had added to Paxton House for George Home. Trotter was regarded as perhaps the most eminent of all Scottish cabinet makers and rosewood was a timber which he worked regularly. Examples of Trotter furniture can also be seen at Government House, Hobart.

Martin Purslow, CEO, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) was former Director of the National Gallery of Scotland’s first ever outstation, the Paxton Trust. With a background in design and architectural history, he is an expert on Chippendale furniture and Scottish Regency furniture.

detail of Trotter furniture, Paxton House, England

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