NEW JERSEY-MADE FURNITURE
Documentary evidence shows
a vibrant community of carpenters, joiners,
and cabinetmakers active in Burlington and Salem, NJ, in the early period of the
colony, but where is their furniture? Jackie Killian is building a construction profile for furniture made in the Delaware Valley prior to 1740. Read more.
TIFFANY IN THE MIDWEST
Iowa and Wisconsin are not the
states that first come to mind when
one thinks of the nation’s best
collections of Tiffany stained glass,
yet both contain treasure troves of ecclesiastical works from the decades
surrounding the turn of the twentieth century.
Americana Week in New York is always a blur of brown wood, auction paddles, and blustery winter weather. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this exciting season of American antiques, Trust members gathered for a series of three excellent outings as well as a bittersweet farewell to our beloved director Penny Hunt.
The Trust typically has a strong presence during Colonial Williamsburg’s annual rite of passage known as Antiques Forum. With the understanding that a critical mass might gather this February, Trust Governor and Williamsburg’s Curator of Prints, Maps, and Wallpaper Margaret Pritchard offered to host a luncheon at her sublime house for all members in attendance. Little did she know that guest list would ultimately number nearly 100, representing a full quarter of the Forum’s registrants.