Philadelphia 1769 June 3ᴰ 5ᴴ 4′ 43″

CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions, artists and patrons of Philadelphia’s craft community to celebrate the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. For their fall fundraiser that takes place later this month on September … Continue reading Philadelphia 1769 June 3ᴰ 5ᴴ 4′ 43″

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To a Square Walnut Table

In answering a comment in the previous post I listed the different forms that can be attributed to the Bartram family joiner.  They include tea tables, stands, oval tables, three drawer and single drawer dressing tables, tables without drawers, chests of drawers, chests over drawers, spice boxes, and spice boxes on frames.  All of these … Continue reading To a Square Walnut Table

“To a Walnut Dask”, Part II, The Writing Compartment.

For a lack of other surviving desks that can be attributed to John Head’s shop, we have no way of knowing if the writing compartment is typical of his work.  More or less elaborate interiors may account for some part of the range of prices Head charged for desks. Along the back at the center … Continue reading “To a Walnut Dask”, Part II, The Writing Compartment.

John Head his Book of Accounts

In advance of the book launch tonight at the American Philosophical Society, the APS has finalized the John Head's account book digitization project.  It is now available for all to view online.  We can't thank the APS enough for their effort. https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/john-head-account-book-1718-1753#page/1/mode/1up More news is that the APS will be live streaming the event tonight … Continue reading John Head his Book of Accounts