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Classical Excellence in Boston: The Work of Isaac Vose, 1815-1825

The first quarter of the nineteenth century produced some of Boston’s most creative and skilled cabinetmakers. Recent research by independent furniture scholars Robert Mussey and Clark Pearce has uncovered remarkable survivals and identified key players in the flowering of the early nineteenth-century Boston furniture industry. With the end of the War of 1812, Boston was reopened to Trade with England after a seven-year long economic drought.  In the next decade, Isaac Vose and his partners showed themselves extremely adept at securing the patronage of Boston’s elite merchants and industrialists. In this illustrated lecture Pearce discuses Vose, whose genius helped define a distinctly local version of the European classical revival.

This is the second of two Boston Classical Furniture lectures presented as part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5959 for more information.

Presented by Clark Pearce, independent scholar
Sponsored by The Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Collaborative

September 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Otis House Museum Auditorium
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Historic New England members $8; Nonmembers $12
Pre-registration is required. Cap of 40 people for each lecture.