18, Folgate Street

A nice description by Jeremy Musson in this week’s Country Life of Dennis Severs’s House. I wish I had known Severs and can’t quite think why I didn’t organise visits for the students of the V&A/RCA MA Course in the History of Design. We went to Michael Gillingham’s house in Fournier Street instead, chiefly memorable for the fact that he had an eighteenth-century toothbrush. I eventually went as a hanger-on on a tour organised by the Winterthur MA in Material Culture. At least we met Simon Pettet and bought some of his pseudo eighteenth-century ceramics (‘in the spirit of’) which we promptly gave away. Annoying.



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