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Furniture in Context: Furnishing Salem’s Federal Period Homes

This tour will consider the furniture selected for the restoration of two important Federal period homes designed by Samuel McIntire, the Peirce-Nicholas House (1782) and Gardner-Pingree House (1805).  Owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, both homes were restored to reflect their appearance in early 19th century when locally made furniture was an integral part of daily life. Using original furniture augmented with accurate reproductions, both restorations present a vivid picture of how specific furniture forms were designed to meet the daily needs of the various family members living in the house.
Presented by Dean Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art

October 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peirce-Nichols House
80 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
Reservations by October 3; Limited to 20
Participants will meet at the Peirce-Nichols House located at 80 Federal Street, Salem MA and then walk to Gardner-Pingree House (about a 10-minute walk back to the Museum complex)