Sunday, November 18, 4:00 p.m., Hamilton Hall, Salem, Massachusetts. Arthur Liverant, "Shaped Aprons and Turned Legs": Regionalism in Early American Furniture."
Hamilton Hall's inaugural Americana Lecture will be presented by well known furniture specialist Arthur Liverant, a founder of the Antiques Dealer's Association of America and third generation owner of Nathan Liverant and Son in Colchester, Connecticut. Arthur will be introduced by Dean T. Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum. Liverant will use 18th and 19th century furniture from his inventory to illustrate a lively discussion of the intriguing topic of regional characteristics found in early American furniture and offer his unique perspective on changes in the antiques business since his grandfather opened Nathan Liverant and Son in 1920.
$50 per person advance registration/$60 at the door includes a cocktail reception following Arthur Liverant's presentation. All proceeds of the evening benefit the restoration of Hamilton Hall, a national historic landmark. Tickets at www.hamiltonhall.org 978-744-0805