The Importance of Identifying Native Woods in Vernacular Furniture

Vernacular Chair

Date: 12 December 2017
Venue: Moore Allen & Innocent Salerooms, Cirencester, GL7 5RH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
CPD: 2 Hours


Join us at Moore Allen & Innocent's salerooms on 12 December for a hands-on look at the native woods used in English vernacular furniture, including study examples. Delegates are welcome to bring objects or small furniture along for discussion

Meet the Expert

Prof. Dr. Bernard ('Bill') Cotton, MA, PhD, is a furniture historian and ethnographer who, for the past 30 years, has specialised in researching the social history and design of Britain's Vernacular Furniture traditions – furniture made for the homes of working people to local or regional designs.

His work takes him to many parts of Britain and abroad where the British influence was felt, where he is involved in fieldwork projects, recording furniture in its traditional settings, taking oral histories and researching the social history of its use and manufacture. He has published extensively in his field, including The English Regional Chair (1990), Manx Traditional Furniture (1993), and Scottish Vernacular Furniture (2008).

Dr. Cotton was the founder Chairman and President of the Regional Furniture Society, a learned society committed to promoting educational interests and original research in Regional Furniture History. he is currently Emeritus President of the Society. He held the posts of Visiting Professor of Furniture at both Buckinghamshire College, High Wycombe, (a College of Brunel University), and Southampton Institute of Higher Education. 



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