American Friends of British Art kicked off its first annual Lecture & Luncheon Series at the Phillips Point Club in West Palm Beach, where guest speaker The Marquess Townshend provided a visual presentation titled, “Raynham Hall and the Townshend Archives.” Lord Townshend, who is also patron of AFBA, led attendees on a guided tour of his ancestral home Raynham Hall, giving particular focus to historic pieces of furniture, artwork and select documents from the family archives, which date more over 900 years. Sponsors of this event included Smith and Moore Architects, William R. Eubanks Interior Design, Jennifer Garrigues Design, Stephen Mooney Interiors, Nievera-Williams Design, Country Life Magazine, William Cook Antiques, and J.Falkner Fine Stationery & Cards.
The Worth Avenue showroom of William R. Eubanks Interior Design served as the elegant backdrop for a reception hosted recently honoring The Marquess Townshend and benefitting American Friends of British Art. Loyal AFBA supporters from as faw away as New York and Washington were in attendance to help AFBA raise funds and to help celebrate the 8th year since AFBA’s founding. The event was themed “Raj” and featured exotic hors d’oeuvres and Anglo-Indian inspired designs, which entertained the nearly 90 guests who were in attendance.
In collaboration with the 2010 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, American Friends of British Art brought over The Right Honourable Lord Raynham to present a lecture titled, “The Townshends: An English Noble Family and Their Art”, followed by a tea party for AFBA supporters. The event’s main sponsor was U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Division, and junior sponsors were Smith & Moore Architects, and South Florida Financial Services. The event’s Design Sponsor was William R. Eubanks Interior Design, and Media Sponsor was PALM BEACH THE ISLAND magazine. Photos by Lucien Capehart Photography.
William R. Eubanks and the British Consul General to Miami, the Hon. Keith Allan, teamed up to host a fundraising reception for American Friends of British Art with a delightful Indochine theme. Diplomats and philanthropists from Washington and New York filled Eubanks’ Palm Beach showroom to show their support of AFBA. Photos by Lucien Capehart Photography.