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August 19, 2020
Virtual Salon with Philip Colleck
Online via Zoom

Please join us for the American Friends of the Georgian Group's first livestreamed lecture with our friends at Philip Colleck Antiques. Mark Jacoby will share the history of two outstanding pieces from their collection and participate in a Q&A over Zoom. Guests will learn about a highly rare George III carved wood store figure of a man in mid-18th Century costume. The figure, ca. 1765, is similar to a figure in the collection of the Bostonian Society that was carved by John Skillin for Mr. William Williams' Crown Coffee House. Via images and live display, we will also admire the details on a fine pair of Adam period polychrome papier mache and Japanned pier tables attributed to Henry Clay, ca. 1775.

To register for this event, please click here.

This is a complimentary event for members and friends. Click here to make a donation to support the work of the American Friends of the Georgian Group.

Main Line Visit
Departing from Park Avenue and 72nd Street

For the safety of our members, we have decided to reschedule our June 13, 2020, Main Line visit to June 2021 (the exact date will be announced later). If you signed up for this year and would like to be reimbursed, contact us.

The AFGG will tour the Main Line outside Philadelphia this summer, which are the towns that follow the railroad out of the city. By the turn of the 20th century, many grand estates were built along this line. We will visit a number of these, including Ardrossan, the great estate built by Horace Trumbauer (one of the architects of the Philadelphia Art Museum) and lived in by members of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family from October 1912 to present day. It has a fascinating history, chronicled by David Wren's recent book Ardrossan. The setting for The Philadelphia Story also was inspired by this house.

Another stop on the tour is Radnor Hunt Club, the oldest hunt club in America,established in 1883. We will have lunch there and see their incredible collection of sporting art.

We then will visit the famous Erdenheim, a working farm. This tranquil and verdant land is home to prize-winning Cheviot sheep, Black Angus cattle, and elegant Morgan horses. Situated on close to 450 acres, Erdenheim Farm remains one of the last sanctuaries of pastoral life within the greater Philadelphia area.

After that, we will stop by Ivy Mills and see the old paper mill for which the district is named, as well as the clerk's house (built circa 1830), and the Ivy Mills Mansion House (built 1837), the Wilcox family estate.

An additional Georgian home may be added to the agenda. Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited and our out-of-town trips fill quickly.

October 11 – 15, 2020
Tour to Devon and Cornwall

It has been announced that our tour to Devon and Cornwall now will be from Oct. 11 to 15, 2020. We will be visiting two very beautiful areas of Devon and Cornwall — the harbor town of Fowey and the glorious South Hams area, south of Plymouth.

Some of the houses we will visit include:

  • 'Menabilly', Daphne du Maurier's inspiration from Mandalay
  • 'Place' in Fowey, a special and unusual house in the beautiful harbor town of Fowey
  • Mothecombe House (pictured at right), a classic Queen Anne house with outstanding gardens, in the glorious South Hams area of South Devon
  • Ugbrooke, which will include lunch and guided tour with the Hon Alexander Clifford, heir to Lord Clifford
  • Saltram, a grand and sumptuous house in Plymouth
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