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Federal Cabinetmaking: Kneeland & Adams of Hartford
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Federal Cabinetmaking: Kneeland & Adams of Hartford

Historic Deerfield One-Day Decorative Arts Forum

The ledger of Lemuel Adams, the shop principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, cabinetmaking firm Kneeland & Adams (1792-1795), was discovered at the University of Miami in 2016. It features the shop’s financial accounts, biographical information, customer lists, shop output, and other new information – leading to new scholarship on the firm and its larger network of cabinetmaking firms in southern New England. This forum will share the ongoing research of the firm and its significance to the history of commercial craftsmanship in New England.

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Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions:  Understanding 18th-Century English Ceramics
May
19
8:30 AM08:30

Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions: Understanding 18th-Century English Ceramics

Historic Deerfield One-Day Decorative Arts Forum in association with the Decorative Arts Trust

Enhance your knowledge and understanding of several types of English ceramics (delftwares, early Staffordshire earthenwares and stonewares, transfer-printed creamware and pearlware, and porcelains) and increase your awareness of potential deceptions and frauds in the market.
 

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Archaeology and Historic Preservation: The Dirt on Deerfield
Mar
14
to Mar 28

Archaeology and Historic Preservation: The Dirt on Deerfield

Museum Course

Have you ever wanted to know more about archaeology and its role in historic preservation?  How do museums and property owners take care of their archaeological heritage?  If you own a historic house and find artifacts, what should you do? Explore the answers to these questions, and many more, in this year’s museum course on archaeology.

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Early American Furniture: Recent Research in Training, Technique, and Lifestyle
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Early American Furniture: Recent Research in Training, Technique, and Lifestyle

Join the Curatorial staff at Historic Deerfield for a look at current research in the study of early American furniture from the cabinet shop to parlor and chamber. The weekend in Deerfield, among our museum houses and extensive collections, will kindle a passion for learning about the unspoken meanings imbedded in early American craftsmanship.

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