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Burton Constable Hall has a long history of building, furnishing and refurnishing between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The present house was largely built in the 1560s by Sir John Constable and has remained in the hands of his descendants since then. The interiors were modernised and refurnished by Sir William Constable in the 1760s. He employed James Wyatt and, Timothy Lightoler as architects and designers and ordered furniture from Thomas Chippendale, both for his London house and then for Burton Constable. Later additions in the 1830s by G. & J. Carhill of Hull add to the complexity and interest of the house. It thus provides a fascinating case study of the connections between London architects and tradesmen and local craftsmen and decorating firms.
This will be the focus of a study day, organised as part of the FHS BIFMO project (British and Irish Furniture Makers Online) and supported by a grant from the Foyle Foundation. The day will consist of talks in the morning, setting the context for the patronage and commissions of the Constable family, followed by tours of the house in the afternoon.
COST: £50 non-members, £35 members and £10 students (including lunch and tea)
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