Lecture: The Painted Furniture of Philadelphia 1800-1820

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents “The Painted Furniture of Philadelphia 1800-1820,” a lecture by Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley, Montgomery-Garvan Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art Monday, Nov. 2, 1:15 p.m., at The Bruce Museum, Greenwich. Refreshments will follow.

Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley, will address the Philadelphia area painted furniture of the early 1800’s. Her presentation will cover the makers, patrons and the space in which this extraordinary and unrivaled furniture was used. We will learn the significance of its design, creation and history and its place in the landscape of early America. Current conservation treatments will also be discussed.

Alexandra Kirtley graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in art history, and earned a master’s degree from Winterthur’s program in early American culture. She wrote the introduction to The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: An Introduction and Guide to Prices of Cabinet and Chair Work (2005) and Treasures of American and English Painting and Decorative Arts in the Julian Wood Glass Collection (2010). Ms. Kirtley is Associate Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by October 26. For reservations and information: [email protected] or 203-322-2967. The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

Photo by Gavin Ashworth, NYC. Courtesy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2015

Photo by Gavin Ashworth, NYC. Courtesy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2015

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