Fulling “Country Cloth” in the Early Republic

Eliza West, an independent scholar from Richmond, VT, was a Carolyn and Michael McNamara Young Scholar Lecturer at Colonial Williamsburg’s 72nd Annual Antiques Forum in February 2020, an opportunity sponsored by the Decorative Arts Trust. As part of her thesis research in the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, West investigated the …

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John Wentworth and 18th-Century New Hampshire Design

by Steven McNeil A Decorative Arts Trust Summer Research Grant supported research for my doctoral thesis examining the residences built for the Governors of Canada’s Maritime Provinces during the early 19th century. I have focused on the objects that were commissioned for and installed within these residences, as well as the design and use of …

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Blanche Lazzell, Patty Willis, and American Modernist Design

by Alison Printz  A Decorative Arts Summer Research Grant supported by the Center for American Art allowed me to make concrete connections that constitute the basis for a chapter of my dissertation on Modern Appalachian Art. This research created an opportunity to expand conversations of regionalisms in American Art to include the Appalachian region.  Thanks …

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Scholars Speak About Daniel Clay Furniture, Face Vessels, and Fulling Cloth at 2020 Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

One of the highlights of the year in the decorative arts field is the Annual Antiques Forum hosted each February at Colonial Williamsburg. During the 72nd Annual Antiques Forum, Decorative Arts Trust staff, as well as 150 of our members, enjoyed catching up with colleagues and meeting new enthusiasts in curatorial, research, design, and appraisal …

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Erica Lome Named Concord Museum Curatorial Associate as Part of Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Internship Grant

The Concord Museum and the Decorative Arts Trust are pleased to announce that Erica Lome will be joining the Museum’s curatorial staff as part of a two-year Curatorial Internship Grant funded by the Decorative Arts Trust.  As part of the New Museum Experience, the Concord Museum is implementing a 16-month initiative to redesign, fabricate, and …

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