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Introduction to New England Furniture

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Time: 9:30 - 4:30
  • Venue/Address: Historic New England's Haverhill Facility
  • Location: 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Mass. 01830
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Phone: (617)994-6678
Explore New England furniture during this in-depth workshop. Historic New England Senior Curator Nancy Carlisle and Plimoth Plantation joiner Peter Follansbee introduce furniture made and used in New England from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Topics include regional variations in style, changing shop practices, consumer patterns, craftsmanship, and technology. See Follansbee’s demonstration of seventeenth-century furniture-making techniques, and examine original pieces from Historic New England’s extensive collection up close. The course concludes with a tour of the collections storage area. $70 nonmembers, $50 students, includes boxed lunch.
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