The Throne Chair – A Symbol of Status from Antiquity to the Present Day for the Robert Wilson Annual Decorate Arts Lecture 2017.
Queen Victoria’s Ivory Throne, India 1840-50, The Royal Collection © Her Majesty The Queen (RCIN 1561)
© Her Majesty The Queen
Almost every human culture has created furniture or established seating arrangements that reflect hierarchical distinctions within their society.
Wolf Burchard revisits the history of the throne chair from antiquity to the present day, and explores its function and design based on the most intriguing examples known to survive.
Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London
Date: Monday 20th March, 6.30PM
Venue: NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)