Harvey Paulger

Location: Devon
About the speaker...

With over 30 years experience and well-known within the antiques trade, Harvey specialises in 17th 18th & 19th century English Furniture and decorative accessories for the period and traditional home. He studied at West Dean College, a renowned centre for the arts and antique restoration run by the Edward James Foundation. He has sold several notable pieces of antique furniture, including a small collection of early oak items to the Greenwich Museum in London. He also carries out interior design assignments which incorporate affordable traditional antiques into homes and businesses. Harvey Paulger is a member of The Furniture History Society and The Georgian Group.

About his talks...

Harvey’s talks are not formal lectures. They are more like interesting and friendly discussions, with plenty of opportunity for asking questions at any time through the presentation. They can last from 30 minutes to about an hour and talk about the development of antique furniture through the ages, including the use of different woods, construction techniques, carvings, inlays, dating and much more. This is a huge subject, so within the limited timescale, the talks are not too in-depth or studious. They are meant to be informative and entertaining. They are complimented with plenty of slides and illustrations. Available to all clubs, societies, groups, etc. in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset.. All that I require at the venue is an electric socket.

Fee:

All talks are £25 with travelling expenses at 40p per mile. I am happy to travel within the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01409 281152 MOBILE: 07551360480

ANTIQUE ENGLISH FURNITURE THROUGH THE AGES – AN OVERVIEW

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About one hour duration, but can be adjusted. A fascinating talk on styles, uses and periods from Tudor through to Edwardian. Lots of illustrations, questions and answers.

EARLY OAK FURNITURE –A BRITISH TRADITION

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30 minutes to one hour. From the 16th to 19th century. A more detailed look at a specific wood, again with illustrations, questions and answers.

THE LONGCASE CLOCK – ITS HISTORY

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30 minutes to one hour. The Longcase or ‘Grandfather’ Clock from 1680 to 1880. Pictures, questions and answers.