AMERICAN-MADE KNIFE BOXES
Alexandra Parker, focusing on American cabinetmakers who manufactured knife boxes and extant examples of their work, traveled to examine examples in New York City, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg. Read more.
Amber Wingerson seeks to locate and identify works by the Church Glass and Decorating Company of New York. In operation between 1899 and 1913, the Church Glass and Decorating Company of New York (CGDC) manufactured a variety of stained-glass and decorative windows for churches, academic institutions, and other private and public buildings.
Six intrepid graduate students and volunteers answered the call last spring and committed their time and energy to field cataloging for Winterthur's Boston Furniture Archive. Field cataloging resembles a treasure hunt: Every day begins with the anticipation of new discoveries and the hope of finding an elusive label or fragment of original upholstery.
Last month’s fall symposium, Natchez: Jewel of the Lower Mississippi, treated Trust members to a spectacular visit. Natchez, a quaint, charming town on the east bank of the Mississippi, retains a remarkable quantity and variety of historic structures, testifying to its economic heyday in the Antebellum period. Red carpets were unfurled as participants travelled between ten sites, many of them privately owned, over the course of four days.