Fulham Palace and Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society present this illustrated evening talk by art historian Philippa Barton on the influences and styles of Rococo England, examining the unrivalled flights of fancy such tastes created both in the garden and inside the house.
Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to explore our current exhibition The Architects and Craftsmen of Fulham Palace prior to the talk, housed in the beautiful Rococo surrounding of Bishop Sherlock’s Dining Room, before retiring to the Great Hall for this fascinating talk.
A paid bar offering wine and artisan gin and tonics will be available for purchase of refreshments from 6pm-6.30pm. The exhibition will be open for browsing from 5.30pm.
More about the speaker:
Philippa Barton is an independent art historian and freelance lecturer specialising in English domestic architecture and interiors from the 16th to the 19th century, with particular emphasis on the Georgian period. She has a longstanding interest in the history of furniture, not only from the angle of design and style, but also its social context – how new pieces evolved, and how they were used and placed within the interior.
Details: £12/ £9 for unemployed adults. Booking essential, click here to book This event will take place in the Great Hall.