Photos, from top: Euston Hall, Houghton, Castle Howard, Corsham Court.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 pm
Antique Shop & Gallery visit with David M. Wood:
Lerebours Antiques & De Gournay

Meet at Lerebours Antiques, 220 East 60th Street

Join AFGG Vice President David M. Wood for an evening visit to two select Manhattan showrooms:

Regency style rosewood writing table, saber legs on gilded paw feet. English, Late 19th Century.Lerebours Antiques
220 East 60th Street
Founded by Cathy Lerebours, Lerebours Antiques carries a veritable wealth of Continental and English antiques on 60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues – an area loosely known as “antiques alley.” Georgian interiors often included pieces from the Continent. “I am a complete and absolute Europhile,” Cathy admits. Frequent trips to the Continent feed her passion.

'Abbotsford’ design on Ice Blue India tea paper.De Gournay
243 East 59th Street
Claud Cecil Gurney founded the company in 1986 following an unsuccessful search for expert artisans to restore antique wallpaper in his family home. De Gournay artisans are experts in the correct choice of decorative detail and color for 18th Century-inspired, hand-painted Chinese wallpapers, as well as fabrics, furniture, mirrors and porcelain.

$45 for AFGG members
$20 for American Young Georgians
$55 for non-members
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
Tour: Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Meeting location to be announced.

We have been invited for a rare, behind-the-scenes visit to the Conservation Department at the Met, which will be working on the reinstallation of the British Art Collection. Sign up early, only 15 people will be permitted on the tour!

$45 for AFGG members
$20 for American Young Georgians
$55 for non-members
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
B.J. Rahn: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown,
Georgian Polymath: Architect, Engineer, Landscape Designer

Lecture and Reception
The Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street

Responding to the changing taste of the era, between 1751 and 1783 Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown developed a style of landscape design enhancing the innate character of a site, or ‘genius of the place,’ in a manner which combined aesthetic pleasure and agricultural viability. This principle of Design conforming to Nature. rather than being imposed on Nature, was an illusion contrived by Brown's ingenious engineering which redirected water courses, leveled hills or created contours, and moved whole villages to widen a vista or open a prospect. For the ‘improved’ landscape he designed neoclassical architectural follies and sourced classical sculpture to stimulate thought and inspire aesthetic appreciation. Brown transformed the English countryside and so captured the spirit of the age in the nearly 200 properties he ‘improved’ that his fame spread and his style became known as le jardin Anglais. Brown’s three major talents will be discussed in relation to three estates: Croome Park, Corsham Court, and Claremont.

After receiving a Ph.D. at Columbia University, Professor B. J. Rahn, joined the English Department at Hunter College in New York, where she taught, researched, and wrote about 18th century literature and culture for three decades. Long an admirer of British landscape gardens, she celebrated Lancelot 'Capability’ Brown’s the tri-centenary in 2016 by visiting his home in the Manor of Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire, touring nine estates with landscapes designed by Brown, and attending a conference sponsored by the Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust.

$45 for AFGG members
$20 for American Young Georgians
$55 for non-members
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Millbrook Trip

8:00 am pick-up at Park Avenue and 72nd Street

Join us for a trip to Millbrook where we will be seeing 4 houses we have not previously visited, including Lithgow, as well as enjoying a lunch at a special local venue.

$195 per person
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This October’s trip to Scotland runs from the evening of Sunday, October 15th until Friday, October 20th.

We will be staying in two places—three nights at the Dalmahoy Hotel outside Edinburgh and then two nights on the west side at Dumfries House. Edinburgh is accessible by either the nearby Edinburgh airport or train service from London’s King’s Cross; the trains run frequently and the trip is 4 hours, 20 minutes. For those who wish to spend an extra day or two in Edinburgh itself, either arriving early or staying after, we have been quoted special rates at two very fine hotels in the center.

We will gather at the Dalmahoy Hotel on the evening of Sunday October, 15th for our get-to-know-you reception and dinner. We will visit nearby Drumlanrig (known as the pink palace) where we will be entertained to lunch by the owner, Georgian Group President, the Duke of Buccleuch.

Participation is limited, so a timely decision to take part is encouraged (our 2016 trip sold out). We will share further details and the early trip brochure in February.

The 2016 tour sold out by March and we are limited to 30 spaces. They go quickly!

The cost for the Scotland Trip is $4,200 total per person. A deposit of $800 is needed to reserve a spot, and if you prefer a single room, there is an additional single room supplement of $250.

$800 Deposit     |     $3,400 Balance     |    $250 Single Room Supplement

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