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Seventeenth-Century William and Mary Furniture: A Brave New World
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
When English craftsmen settled in the Northeast, they brought with them a furniture making tradition that was centuries old. But they were faced with a wholly new environment. Whereas in England, furniture makers faced a scarcity of materials and an abundance of available labor, the opposite was true in New England where there were few craftsmen and abundant materials. Within seven decades, the craftsmen in New England were leaving behind a world of medieval joinery and entering the new world of commerce, international trade, and an increasing reliance on technology.
$10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members, free with subscription for members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council.