Paul Revere Memorial Association Lecture Series
Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts Furniture: Form, Function, and Fabrication
High-Style Craftsmanship and Patronage in Marblehead on the Eve of Independence
Known more for its pivotal role in the American Revolution and its exceptional legacy of early American architecture, Marblehead also has a noteworthy but relatively unfamiliar heritage of furniture craftsmanship. Judy Anderson, Principal, Marblehead Architectural Heritage, will show how, in contrast to the clamor and boisterousness of the working harbor front, Marblehead cabinetmakers and clockmakers produced high-style furniture for a clientele that comprised more than thirty merchants in Massachusetts’ celebrated Atlantic codfish trade. This event is FREE and open to the public.This series is made possible by a grant from the Lowell Institute.
Old South Meeting House