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26 November 2020“Are you sitting comfortably : History of the Chair from Ancient to Modern Times”.

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“Are you sitting comfortably : History of the Chair from Ancient to Modern Times”. Janusz Karczewski-Slowikowski Thursday 26 November 2020

SHALFORD VILLAGE HALL, KINGS ROAD, SHALFORD GU4 8JE

Start 1030 Finish 1500

This Study Day traces the development of the Chair in terms of its construction and style from ancient times through to the 19th century.and will surprise you at just how much there is to reveal about such a familiar item. The Day will examine the Chair as a symbol of power and authority in religious and courtly ritual and official settings. We will also look at the Chair as a "status symbol" in a more vernacular and common setting. Have you ever wondered where the phrase "sitting on your money" came from? The Day will tell you! Participants are encouraged to bring along chairs from the Victorian period or earlier for examination and discussion. 

Janusz Karczewski - Slowikowski is a freelance lecturer and researcher in English furniture history and an antique dealer. He is a highly experienced and very popular Arts Society lecturer.

The chairs illustrated are a Medieval Throne Chair, a Victorian Partner’s Desk Chair and Stavanger Cathedral  Bishop’s Chair

Booking opens September 2020 Meeting.