This conversation piece depicts a typical middle class family of the period.

Francis Brewster was a linen draper and lived in Beccles, Suffolk with his three surviving daughters and son. The setting is unostentatious and relatively plain although the tripod table and India-backed chairs are of good quality and of recent design.


Sotheby's, New York, 1997; private collection, UK; Elwes & Hanham Ltd, London.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, Greater London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893

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Set in beautiful 18th century almshouses and gardens in Hoxton, East London, the Museum explores and reeveals the multiple meanings of home and home life through displays of rooms and gardens through time, stories from the collections, exhibitions and events. The Museum is closed until May 2020 for a major redevelopment. When it reopens, it will be the go-to place for ideas, inspiration and debate around the universal theme of home. Opening hours will be Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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