Furniture Mastersworks 2013: A Celebration

By | October 7, 2013

"Pair of Rounded Back Upholstered Chairs" by Tom McLaughlinSunday, October 27, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Furniture Masters invite the public to join them on Sunday, October 27th for a delightful evening of fine craftsmanship in Furniture Masterworks 2013: A Celebration. A departure from the Masters’ live auctions of years past, this event will offer attendees an engaging design experience in which they can interact with individual masters more intimately, experiencing their newest creations firsthand and speaking with the Masters in-depth if desired. This special evening takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the surroundings of the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and features works by 20 fine furniture makers. The evening includes an elegant reception and the perennially popular Silent Auction. The ticket price has been reduced to $25 per person to make the evening more accessible; attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance:

Special features of this year’s event include:

  • A full-size vignette that demonstrates how effortlessly the Furniture Masters’ works may be incorporated into a home or office environment. The vignette will include works by participants in the Furniture Masters’ Prison Outreach Program, paired with beautiful oriental rugs provided courtesy of Lead Sponsor Persian Rug Gallery.
  •  A display by sponsor TMS architects of Portsmouth, New Hampshire illustrating their services and highlighting their restoration of the historic Wentworth property.
  • Our highly anticipated Silent Auction, featuring smaller, more modestly priced works by the Furniture Masters. All proceeds from the Silent Auction support the Furniture Masters’ educational initiatives, including their renowned Prison Outreach Program, which was recently expanded to the Maine prison system.

We are creating a fine furniture experience to delight . . . join us!


Thomas: Cabinet of Curiosity ClosedThomas: Cabinet of Curiosities OpenIMG_0601"Neptune" by John Cameron

Pictured above William Thomas’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ – we can’t tell if it is more beautiful opened or closed.  Tom McLaughlin’s ‘Seating in the Round’ – a delightful collaboration with his client to create unique dining seating and a beautiful artistic piece when the table is cleared.  John Cameron’s ‘Neptune’ – “the intersection of polished wood and cast bronze sculpture – is the culmination of years of thought.”

Photos courtesy of Bill Truslow.

Participating Artists include:

Ted Blachly (Warner, NH)

Aurelio Bolognesi (Hardwick, MA)

Jon Brooks (New Boston, NH)

*Greg Brown, Emerging Artist (Deerfield, NH)

John Cameron (Gloucester, MA)

Timothy Coleman (Shelburne, MA)

Jeffrey Cooper (Portsmouth, NH)

Garrett Hack (Thetford Ctr., VT)

David Lamb (Canterbury, NH)

Thomas Latourelle, Emerging Artist(Norwich, VT)

David Leach (Kittery, ME)

Tom McLaughlin (Canterbury, NH)

*Terry Moore (Wilmot, NH)

Sam Norris (Burlington, VT)

Richard Oedel (Boston, MA)

Brian Reid (Rockland, ME)

Jeff Roberts (Unity, NH)

Brian Sargent (Candia, NH)

Bill Thomas (Rindge, NH)

A. Thomas Walsh (W. Stockbridge, MA)

Bradley Wolcott, Emerging Artist (Charlestown, MA)