Tours & Study Days WithJames Lomax
James Lomax worked as a curator at Temple Newsam, Leeds for 30 years. He has written and lectured extensively on English decorative arts, particularly on silver, furniture and ceramics. He has curated and co-curated several exhibitions including (2018) Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship and design. He is a former Editor of the Furniture History Society, Hon. Curator of the Chippendale Society, Chairman of the Leeds Art Fund, and is President of the Silver Society.Image above: Great Silver Wine Cistern of Thomas Wentworth, Lord Raby, by Philip Rollos the Elder, Leeds, Temple Newsam House
Thomas Chippendale's Genius
And None Shall Compare
The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, the first text of its kind solely devoted to the furniture and furnishings of eighteenth century interiors in England, resulting in his illustrious international reputation today. Where better to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Chippendale’s birth in 1718 than Firle Place, Sussex, home to the ‘Panshanger Cabinets’ - two of the finest pieces ever produced by his workshop.