Speaking Engagements

PETER KENNY, CO-PRESIDENT OF CLASSICAL AMERICAN HOMES PRESERVATION TRUST, WILL BE GIVING TALKS AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS. 

We hope you will have a chance to join us and hear Peter Kenny speak on topics that range from Percier and Fontaine to 19th Century American interiors to Charles-Honoré Lannuier’s work at New York City Hall.

If you have any questions regarding the specific events, please use the links below to inquire with the individual organizations that are hosting the talks. 

Charles Percier, Frontispiece of the 15th Book of Palaces, Houses, and Other Modern Buildings Designed in Rome, engraving aquarelle, p.86, Paris, 1798.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Architecture et Arts Decoratifs Au Temps De Percier et Fontaine
Study Day, Session 3: Paris, Capitale de l’Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs en Europe
Location: Auditorium de la galerie Colbert, Institut national d’histoire de l’art
2 , rue Vivienne 75002 Paris, France
Admission: Free. Schedule of the Study Day (pdf).
Click here for general information.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Nantucket Preservation Symposium: Nantucket’s Golden Age
National Trends during the Golden Age – Interiors
Location: Coffin School, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Admission: Registration required (scholarship tickets available).
Click here for the symposium schedule and details.

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Charles-Honoré Lannuier armchair in the Governor’s Room at City Hall.

POSTPONED – a future date to be announced
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Speaker Series
The Furniture of Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Charles Christian in New York City Hall
Organized by the NYC Public Design Commission
Location: Governor’s Room, Main Chamber, 2nd floor, City Hall
Admission: Free. Registration is requested.
About the Governor’s Room at City Hall.

In 1812 and 1814 New York cabinetmakers Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Charles Christian were two of the principal craftsmen involved with the furnishing of the Common Council Chamber and the Governor’s Room in New York’s recently completed City Hall. Learn about their contributions to the furnishing and decoration of these important public spaces and experience first-hand their surviving work at City Hall with American furniture expert, Peter Kenny.

 

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