Stowmarket Local History Group

Suffolk Chairs by Michael Goater

Michael Goater is an antique furniture restorer and has been a lecturer at the London College of Furniture, among other appointments. This talk tries to give a picture of chair making, its customers, makers and historic influences during the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. At the centre of domestic furniture it provides a rare insight into society.  He will also bring along slides and actual examples.