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‘The Honours of the Table’ by Mr Adams the Butler – 6.30pm

(duration 1 hour) Mr Adams, butler in a grand Regency house, who has been ‘in service’ for many years, explains and demonstrates the complex process of setting the table for dinner, paying particular attention to the etiquette associated with sitting … Continue reading

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Carlton House Table & Chair

The description of this table and chair immediately bring to mind Austen’s own dealings with the Prince of Wales and her Dedication of Emma. Sycophancy was the word of the day. Continue reading

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Fashionable Furniture: The Library Table

Perhaps Jane wrote parts of her upcoming novel, Emma (1815) at a desk like this one… Continue reading

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The Lady’s Drawing Table

  Elinor sat down to her drawing-table as soon as he was out of the house, busily employed herself the whole day, neither sought nor avoided the mention of his name, appeared to interest herself almost as much as ever … Continue reading

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How win at Speculation

Mary Crawford's card game of choice…
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The Type-Founder

In an age of literacy, the type-founder held one of the most important jobs in publishing. Continue reading

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Advice to the Cook

From the House Servant’s Directory
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Advice to House Servants

Miscellaneous Observations, Compiled for the use of House Servants Continue reading

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The Young Man’s Guide

Advice to Gentlemen regarding Female Qualifications for Marriage
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The Develeopment of Regency Plumbing

Tubs, Toilets and more… Continue reading

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