Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Our first Blog entry
Dennis Severs' House . 18 Folgate street. London
A brilliant 18th century time capsule loomed over by modern office towers. Dennis Severs (1948 -1999) dressed this 10 room house with artefacts to give the visitor an impression one has just missed its occupants. And the current curators still go to the effort of lighting candles and coal hearths to create a warm nasal fug.
Only 200 yards from our stall at Spitalfields Market we have never visited the house - mainly because it opens on Sundays when we are working. However, it also opens every 1st and 3rd Monday between 12pm and 2 pm so we finally managed it.
I have never seen the house advertised, but is well worth a viewing if you are visiting the markets on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month.
Check it out for yourself www.dennissevershouse.co.uk