Coming in April: Winterthur Furniture Forum

Highboy by Samuel Sewall, York, Maine
Highboy by Samuel Sewall, York, Maine

Two years ago I had the opportunity to attend what perhaps is the premeire annual learning experience concerning American furniture. Last year’s event about becoming a furniture detective sold out before I could register. This year’s forum topic is:  Harbor & Home: Furniture of Coastal New England 1725-1825

“From the rocky coast of Maine to the sandy shores of Connecticut, New England’s early seaports supported some of America’s finest furnituremakers. Over the past decade, fresh research has yielded exciting discoveries about the work of these master craftsmen.

Furniture Forum builds on the Winterthur exhibition, also named Harbor & Home, that presents the 18th- and early 19th-century furniture of southeastern Massachusetts for the first time. After the Forum, travel to the Philadelphia Antiques Show to shop the wares of 50 leading antiques dealers and galleries. Optional workshops and demonstrations will be available on April 15 and April 18.”

For more information or to register, visit

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