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6NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010www.nadfas.org.ukNEWSNational NewsNational Association headlines and updates, plus news from our sponsors and members' letters Heritage Volunteers star in new Ecclesiastical magazineReaders are encouraged to lookout for the new annualnewsletter from insurance groupEcclesiastical which features anin-depth article about a group ofNADFAS Heritage Volunteers.Due out soon, ASPECTmagazine, as featured in the lastissue of the Review, looksbehind the scenes at the workdone by Heritage Volunteersfrom the Greater London Area inrestoring important books fromLambeth Palace Library, a dutythey have been performing forthe past decade. For more on afascinating exhibition celebratingthe Library's 400th anniversary,see page 14.Of special interest to readersof NADFAS Review, themagazine will go behind thescenes at Lambeth Palace andexplore the wonderful work thatNADFAS Heritage Volunteershave contributed in the library.It will also tackle the artmarket with essential facts andfigures, and provide an insightinto the tastes and preferencesof luminaries such as NADFASPresident Christopher Lloyd andEnglish Heritage Chief Executiveand former NADFAS VicePresident Simon Thurley. Ecclesiastical has its roots inthe Church of England and hasdeveloped a great deal of expertisein valuing and insuring oldbuildings - skills it employs in itsspecialist insurance for historichouses. It has also established aFine Art team who work in tandemwith the buildings experts toprovide insurance to privatecollectors and homeowners.If you want to receive a freecopy of ASPECT, please emailClaire.Niewiarowski@ecclesiastical.com or write to Claire atEcclesiastical, 19-21 Billiter Street,London EC3M 2RY, with your fullname and address.Pictured:Members of DulwichDFAS, Westminster DFAS,Wimbledon DFAS and PutneyDFAS at work on the books atLambeth Palace LibraryPhotography: Richard Proctor; Art Direction: Georgina Rhodes

NEWSLetterswww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010 7I would like to draw yourattention to the article written byCaroline MacDonald Haig on the300th anniversary celebrations atSt Paul's Cathedral (Winter issue,p30, King of the Hill) in which shestates that the "magnificent set ofvestments has been made byCentral St Martin's-trained textiledesigner Marie Brisou." In actualfact she did not put a stitch inany of them.As a past Chairman ofNADFAS Volunteers (as it wasthen called), I suggested to theorganisers that we should invitevolunteers from the GreaterLondon Area, not Essex, to makethe padded coat hangers andcase covers. Although it was not a NADFASproject, there were at least fiveNADFAS members in the teamand we all felt let down by thisarticle as it did not pay anyacknowledgment to the no smallpart that we played in thisparticular project. Mrs Isobel LattimoreCambridgeThe article on page 52 of the winterissue of NADFAS Review, titled'Leatherhead DFAS: not horsingaround' seems to infer that theWooden Horse of Troy wasmentioned in Homer's Iliad.However, it should be noted thatHomer does not mention the Horsein the Iliad, but in fact does so inhis Odyssey.The main details of the story ofthe Wooden Horse can be foundin Virgil's Aneid.Clive HolleyEditor's noteWe apologise to Kate Sinton, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, and her team of experienced embroiderers who worked on thevestments as this was not mentioned in the original article (Mrs Lattimore was among the group). The group of 20 people met twice a week tosew with pure silk, imitation gold jap and Swarovski crystals, and 10 of those have remained to maintain the collection. Marie Brisou was thewinner of a competition to design the vestments. I was most interested to read the report in the last issue of NADFASReview about St Paul's Cathedral (Winter issue, p30, King of the Hill)and the wrought iron gates and other work done by Jean Tijou.At The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire, there is awonderful metal wall bracket at the top of the stairs. I thought it soremarkable that I had to find out more.  And this is what I found. Jean Tijou was a French Huguenot metalworker who arrived in England around 1689 and worked on severalEnglish Baroque buildings. He made gates and railings for HamptonCourt Palace and many objects for various other places, includingEaston Neston, Burghley and Chatsworth. He also made a screen,which incorporated the thistle, garter star, rose, harp and monogram,all symbols of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for William IIIand Mary, who were life long patrons of Tijou.  Anyway, back to The Harley Gallery and the wall bracket. It isbelieved that this was designed by Jean Tijou. It was such acomplicated design that it is believed that Jean Tijou himself nevermade it, until, some 300 years later in 1994, The Harley Gallery 'in-house' blacksmith, executed the very complex work, incorporating themany metals and embellishments, and that this is the only example ofthis work of art.Noreen Wilson Rushcliffe DFASSee the feature on the Harley Gallery on page 22.Please send your letters to:The Editor, NADFAS Review, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DA. Alternatively, you can email them to:nadfasreview@nadfas.org.ukCredit where credit is due.Cast iron credentialsTroy story