MARY RYLLIS CLARK
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

MARY RYLLIS CLARK

·         Wednesday 18 September 2019 

 ·         6:30pm for 7:00pm

 Australian Gemmological Association, 380 Spencer Street, Melbourne

 Mary Ryllis Clark is the author of A tear in the glass: Nina Stanton's life journey through the fine and decorative arts.

 The book focuses on Nina Stanton’s 100 favourite objects in the Johnston collection. Nina selected objects that triggered memories of different times in her life, including antique furniture, clocks, paintings, silverware, glass and porcelain. Through them she tells her story which Mary shapes into an introduction to the fine and decorative arts.

 Mary is also the author of: Discovery Historic Victoria; In Trust, The First 40 Years of the National Trust in Victoria, The story of Rippon Lea; The story of Gulf Station; Loreto in Victoria.

 Cost $20 Confirmations to Rae Szuch on email raeszuch@me.com or phone 93975894

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AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIANA
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIANA

Saturday 17 August 2019

 10am to 1pm

 

This is an opportunity to see an exceptional collection of Australian furniture and decorative arts.

 As this is a visit to a private home it is restricted to FHS members and a maximum of 20 people. The address of the western suburbs home will be provided to members attending.

 Lunch will be booked at a local café where you will be able to purchase a meal and discuss the exceptional furniture.

 Registrations to Rae Szuch on email raeszuch@me.com or phone 93975894 will be initially based on a first registered basis. If numbers exceed places, people that have previously visited this collection will be requested to allow some that has not seen the collection to attend. A waiting list will be established for cancellations.

 Cost $20 Confirmations to Rae Szuch on email raeszuch@me.com or phone 93975894

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FURNITURE HISTORY SOCIETY (VICTORIA) GRANT 2019
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

FURNITURE HISTORY SOCIETY (VICTORIA) GRANT 2019

The Furniture History Society, Victorian Branch, would like to contribute to funding the research, restoration or purchase of Australian furniture.

A Victorian regional gallery, museum, historic house or similar organisation may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for researching, resorting or purchasing Australian furniture.  An individual who can demonstrate expertise in furniture research may apply for a research grant.

Further information and an application form and can be obtained from Tim Wilmot at twilmelb@hotmail.com or Rae Szuch at raeszuch@me.com.

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FURNITURE LOCKS
Jun
19
to Jun 21

FURNITURE LOCKS

·         Wednesday 19 June 2019

·         6:30 for 7:00

Australian Gemmological Association, 380 Spencer Street, Melbourne

Arron Smith trades as the Keyhole Surgeon and has a special interest in vintage locks and keys. He also teaches traditional lock smithing skills.

Arron will demonstrate locks and keys from England and the Continent and discuss the period they were in use.  .

Cost $20 per head. Confirmations to Rae Szuch on email raeszuch@me.com or phone 93975894

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MRS GREENLAW'S FURNITURE AT VILLA ALBA
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

MRS GREENLAW'S FURNITURE AT VILLA ALBA

·         Saturday 25 May 2019

·         1pm to 4pm

FHS members will meet at Villa Alba, 44 Walmer St, Kew

The Villa Alba Museum, overlooking the Yarra at Studley Park, is important to the state of Victoria for architectural, historic, social and aesthetic reasons. Its exceptional cultural significance is due to the unrivalled quality of the late Victorian hand painted decoration of its interiors. 

Andrew Dixon and Villa Alba volunteers will talk about Villa Alba and its furniture including Mrs Greenlaw's overmantle from W.H. Rocke's display at the Melbourne 1880-1881 International Exhibition.

Cost $20 Confirmations to Rae Szuch on email raeszuch@me.com or phone 93975894

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