Lecture: Ken Zogry on “Sitting Pretty: North Carolina Furniture 1700-1850”

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The JLMH is proud to present a lecture by Ken Zogry on “Sitting Pretty: North Carolina Furniture 1700 to 1850” on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. 

From the earliest European settlement in the late 16th century until the outbreak of the Civil War, in an era before large scale factory production, North Carolina’s diverse population supported a small number of craftsmen who custom designed and hand built furniture to meet the needs of the state’s citizens. Generally based on styles from major European and American cities, but adapted to the small towns and rural areas of the state, cabinetmakers in North Carolina created unique designs and forms. This fully illustrated talk will highlight some of the more interesting examples from across North Carolina, and discuss broader design influences and specific regional characteristics.