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Acknowledgements


Few words have been written on the subject of the Metamorphic Library Chair and I am therefore extremely grateful to those people who have helped me with my research. Special thanks go to the following people as well as those who I may have inadvertently failed to acknowledge from the hundreds of curators, librarians, historians and antique dealers I have met over the past three years:


David Beevers, Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Dr. Jim Birchall, Course Leader, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Nicholas Brawer of Nicholas Brawer Antiques, New York. Antonia Brodie, V&A Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion, London. Ian Butchoff, James Butchoff & Peter Dodd of Butchoff Antiques, London. Sean & Simon Clarke of Christopher Clarke Antiques, Stow-on-the-Wold. Christopher Claxton Stevens of Norman Adams Antiques, London. Frances Collard, V&A Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion, London. Sharon Cure, Librarian at Trinity College, Oxford. Dr. Clive Edwards, Lecturer in History of Art & Design, Loughborough University. Alison Felstead, Librarian at Trinity College, Oxford. Melissa Gallimore, Curator at Harewood House, Yorkshire. Peter Goodwin, Keeper & Curator of HMS Victory, Portsmouth. David Harvey, Managing Director at W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd.,Witney. Elizabeth Heyer, Graduate of Buckingham New University, Buckinghamshire. Katie Holyoak, Library Assistant of the Royal Collection, London. Clare Hopkins, Archivist at Trinity College, Oxford. Kathryn Jones, Assistant Curator of the Royal Collection, London. David Love of David Love Antiques, Harrogate. Sheila Markham, Librarian at The Travellers Club, London. Sandra Marques, Researcher in Retail & Licensing at the Museum of London. James Millard of Anthony James & Son Antiques, London. Jerome Phillips, Proprietor of Phillips of Hitchin (Antiques) Ltd., Hitchin. Stephen Sartin, Associate Curator of Art at the Judges Lodgings, Lancaster. Richard Schneidman, Proprietor of The Schneidman Collection, New York. Caroline Schofield, Mansion Manager at Tatton Park, Cheshire. Marie Stolberg, Researcher at Christie‟s, London. Susan Stuart, Author & Furniture Historian, Lancaster. Barbara Tomlinson, Curator of Artifacts, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Dawn Webster, Curator of Kiplin Hall in Richmond, Yorkshire. Nicholas Wells of Mallett Antiques, London. The Librarians & Staff at the British Library, London. The Archivists & Staff at Westminster City Archives, London. The Librarians & Staff at the British Museum, London.


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