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The Flowering of Regency Style in Boston Furniture

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. The decade 1807-1817 witnessed dramatic economic hardships in Boston in the lead-up to and during the War of 1812. Despite this, an entirely new furniture style was introduced to wealthy Bostonians and was offered by a few furniture shops in the town. Little studied until now, Mussey discusses "Boston Regency" furniture, which was among the finest produced in Boston in the early nineteenth century, in this illustrated lecture.

This is the first 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 Robert Mussey, independent scholar
Sponsored by The Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Collaborative

September 17, 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.