Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Jul 25 - Nov 1View Gallery
Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850 dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. It reveals the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and encourages a wide audience to learn about regional tastes and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.
Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.
Image: Attributed to Lemuel Bishop, Stand , ca. 1815. Cherry, pine, basswood, and brass, 27 7/8 x 19 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Brooks Buxton. 2013-4.