THEIR MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT
23 MARCH - 2 SEPTEMBER 2018
at HAREWOOD HOUSE, YORKSHIRE
Their Most Obedient Servant is a two-part installation celebrating Harewood’s Chippendale collection.
Root and Branch is positioned in the Terrace Gallery, and lays bare the connection between the grandest finished piece of furniture, and the raw material and energy of its source; wood from the tree.
Family Tree occupies the centre of the Courtyard (the 18th century stables). Here, Pilgrim re-imagines a previous installation to connect with Chippendale, his family, and his craft; a conception of Thomas Chippendale, inspired by his love of wood, dreaming of his own family tree. Family Tree will be in situ until 04 November 2018.
"Their most obedient servant” is the term used by Thomas Chippendale at the end of his introduction to his ground-breaking furniture design catalogue, The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker’s Director.
Symposium & Panel Discussion
Geraldine Pilgrim will take part in a Symposium at Paxton House titled Harewood and Paxton: Chippendale Commissions Compared. Geraldine will join a discussion Chaired by Dr. Adam Bowett (The Chippendale Society). Other panelists include; Christine Palmer (Carvers & Gilders TBC), Tim Phelps (T L Phelps Fine Furniture Conservationist, Knaresborough), Professor Abigail Harrison Moore (University of Leeds) Hannah Obee (Head of Collections and Exhibitions Harewood House Trust). The panel discussion is titled Responding to Chippendale’s Commissions 300 years On.
For full information concerning the Symposium and Panel Discussion, please click this link.
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