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“The Influence of English Design Books on 18th Century American Furniture”
During the 1700s, British furniture makers produced more than a dozen volumes of furniture designs. None achieved greater fame than Thomas Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director. Yet all of them made their way to America and impacted cabinetmakers from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Charleston, South Carolina. Join Brock Jobe for an armchair journey along the Atlantic Coast as he examines the role of design books in shaping the appearance of American furniture. In the process we will discover the English connections to many of the grandest American pieces.
In 2000 Brock Jobe was appointed professor of American decorative arts in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture after a 28-year career as a museum curator and administrator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Colonial Williamsburg, the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), and Winterthur. He has authored or edited seven books and written dozens of articles. His newest publication, Crafting Excellence: The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle, which he co-authored with Christie Jackson and Clark Pearce, appeared in January 2018. Brock retired from his professorship in June 2015, but retains an office at Winterthur and continues to study, write, and lecture about American furniture. Please join us in welcoming an old friend of the Association to Alexandria!
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Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15.