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Boston Furniture at Winterthur

BOSTON.  The word brings to mind Beacon Hill, baked beans, and the Red Sox—but perhaps not antique furniture.  Yet during its early history, Boston attracted many of the finest wood-working craftsmen in America.   Perched on a strip of land jutting into Massachusetts Bay, the flourishing seaport depended on artisans to build ships, homes, and furniture.  Today, aside from Old Ironsides, all the vessels are gone, and most of the colonial architecture has been replaced.  The furniture, however, has survived in quantity and, over the past century, has been passionately pursued by collectors.  In the 1920s, Henry Francis du Pont began a journey in collecting that rewarded him with many treasures, including a magnificent array of Boston furniture.  Today Winterthur has more than 300 Boston pieces, ranging in date from the 1650s to the 1830s.  We invite you to enjoy 50 of the most outstanding in Boston Furniture at Winterthur. Exhibition Video: Boston Furniture at Winterthur

November 3, 2012 – October 6, 2013 (all-day)
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington,DE 19807
Free with admission to Winterthur