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27th Nov / 2021
Online ECD Research Symposium

2pm - 6pm

In honour of Sir Nicholas Goodison (1934-2021)

Join us for the sixth symposium of research papers presented by an international group of emerging scholars and featuring topics ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.  This year the symposium will focus on the materiality of furniture and its importance in the trade, production, design and marketing of furniture.

The Furniture History Society wishes to thank the Oliver Ford Trust for its generous support of the ECD Research Seminar.

The Zoom link will be sent to FHS members the week before the Research Seminar.  To register and receive the Zoom link, non-members should contact the Events Secretary, Beatrice Goddard, at



2pm   Welcome and Introduction (Adriana Turpin and Christopher Rowell)

2:15-2:40pm  Lorenzo Mascheretti, PhD candidate, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Fra Raffaele da Brescia and a cabinet for the cardinal Cesi in Rome

2:45-3:10pm   Nele Luttmann, PHD candidate, Trinity College, Dublin, Architecture in Wood: The Cabinetmaker’s Trade and its Importance for the 18th Century Building Industry

3:15-3:40pm   Luise Junghans, PhD candidate, University of Leipzig, How to make it look like Rococo? Material as part of reception of the 18th century in late 19th and early 20th century Berlin furniture production

3:45-4:10pm   Serena Newmark, PhD Candidate, Freie Universitat, Berlin, John Martin Levien: the cabinetmaker who brought New Zealand hardwoods to Europe

4:10-4:20pm   Break

4:20-4:45pm   Eloise Donnelly, University of Cambridge/The British Museum, The Use of Metalwork in CR Ashbee’s Magpie & Stump

4:50-5:15pm   Kiersten Thamm, Phd Candidate, University of Delaware, Making Steel Furniture French: The O.T.U.A.’s Use of Chaises Sandows within Modern Publicity Practices

5:20-5:45pm   Maude Willaerts, Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘Are you going to use that box’?: The influence of wooden packaging on furniture design from the early 1900s to the present day

5:50pm   Closing remarks

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