Lowell Lecture

Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts Furniture: Form, Function, and Fabrication

Date & Time

Sept. 3, 2014


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Judy Anderson, Principal, Marblehead Architectural Heritage

Presenting Organization

Paul Revere Memorial Association



Lecture #1, 2014 Paul Revere Memorial Association Lecture Series Lecture Title: 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.