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What's on. Curator's Choice: Contrasting Commission

The 5th Earl of Dumfries’ commission from Thomas Chippendale and from the Edinburgh wrights Alexander Peter and William Mathie to furnish his new house at Cumnock is paralleled in George III & Queen Charlotte’s commissions from the cabinet-makers William Vile and John Cobb, cabinet-makers to the Great Wardrobe. Rufus Bird, Surveyor of the Queen’s works of Art – Royal Collection Trust, will compare these two important commissions of furniture from London’s leading cabinet-makers and will also consider the various requirements of the furniture in the rooms for which they were commissioned. Glass of fizz on arrival followed by three-course meal in 18th-century style in the Dumfries House Great Stewards Dining Room.

Please arrive via the Front Door of the House

Date: Thursday 24th October

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Where: The Tapestry Room

Price: £85

Special discounted rate available at the Exclusive 5 Star Dumfries House Lodge B&B as part of the Curators Choice Lecture Series: £130 single occupancy and £140 double occupancy. Please call 01290 429920 to book.

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Image: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019