Photos, from top: Euston Hall, Houghton, Castle Howard, Corsham Court.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 6:30pm
Lecture: Wentworth Woodhouse, Peter Brown
The Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street

Peter Brown gives an engaging presentation on the rescue and reimaging of Wentworth Woodhouse, a restoration that is the result of joint effort by the Georgian Group and others over the last 20 years.

The historic home, now administered by a newly-created preservation trust, was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “one of the greatest buildings of the Georgian age, with interiors of exceptional value.” Built and decorated by one of England’s most prominent Whig families, the Marquises of Rockingham and Earls Fitzwilliam, the house was commissioned by leading firms of the day.

Using family papers, as well as drawings from Lord Burlington’s practice and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, this talk will reimagine the splendor of this house and highlight the challenges facing the newly-created trust.

$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$25 for American Young Georgians

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Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

October 22nd – 25th, 2018
Visit Norfolk

The north of Norfolk is a beautiful part of the county and a separate world rather remote from the busy south and just too far from London for a day visit. The natural beauty of the area and the coast have drawn people over the centuries as it has a wealth of beautiful period houses, ranging from the very grand historic houses of Holkham, Houghton and Raynham to the elegant private Georgian houses tucked away in the glorious countryside.

On past tours we have based our tours in small period houses or fortified manor houses but this time we will enjoy the luxury and grandeur of a Grade 1 country house set in its own glorious park – a very special treat indeed.

We plan to see a variety of private houses along the northern coast and countryside of Norfolk. While we may visit one or two well known grand historic houses, we will focus on the elegant private family homes that are never open to the public. We are particularly pleased that Viscountess Coke has invited us to lunch at Norton Hall which will be a very special treat indeed. The complete itinerary will be available shortly.

For more details about this trip, contact Tina Graham in London, tina@georgiangroup.org.uk, 011-44-207-529-8920

Please note, participants must be current members of the American Friends of the Georgian Group.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 6:00pm
Brian Coleman Lecture - The Art of Luxury Linens
The Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street

Take a peek inside private homes and gardens to see why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury linens brand for nearly one hundred years. Tour old-world classic and contemporary decors in the US and France as you read the story of the Porthault company and explore its design and production ateliers.

Brian D. Coleman MD divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal where he is the editor-at-large to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of twenty books on the decorative arts including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Fortuny Interiors.

$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$20 for American Young Georgians

To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 6:00pm
Georgian Salon
Philip Colleck, Ltd., 311 East 58th Street

As AFGG celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of the famed Georgian furniture designer Thomas Chippendale, we will discuss his shift from working in the spectacular Rococo style to the newly fashionable Neo-Classical or "Antique" style. By joining forces with the prominent Georgian architect Robert Adam, Chippendale reinterpreted the language of classicism in a uniquely personal manner in a quest for a "modern" style.

$65 for AFGG members
$40 for American Young Georgians

To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, December 12th, 6:00 pm
The AFGG Holiday Party and Annual General Meeting
The Baker House, 67 East 93rd Street

The AFGG holiday party and annual general meeting again will be hosted at the beautiful George F. Baker House in Carnegie Hill, the highest point in Manhattan. As we celebrate the holidays and prepare to usher in 2019, we will have the opportunity to explore this immaculately preserved townhouse, designed by Delano and Aldrich for one of New York's most important bankers in the 1920s. Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is based in this building, an organization founded by Richard Jenrette, who passed away this year.

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