The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
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“Politics, Trade, and New England Style in the Furniture of Rural Eastern Virginia, 1690-1725”
Despite the popular myth that little survives from early Norfolk and surrounding countryside, evidence makes it possible to reconstruct a view of the city’s highly developed colonial cabinet trade. Sumpter Priddy will focus on the influence of politics, trade, and New England style on the early furniture styles of eastern Virginia.
Sumpter Priddy, III holds an undergraduate degree in the History of Architecture from the University of Virginia and an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture. He taught architecture and decorative arts for Historic Deerfield’s Summer Fellowship Program (1976) and served as teaching curator for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (1978-1983). Since establishing his Alexandria gallery in 1983, he has focused upon researching Southern regional culture and artifacts. Many of us know Sumpter through his gracious hosting of Alexandria Association Study Tours!
PLEASE REGISTER GUESTS WITH email@example.com.
Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15.