Lecture: Collecting Portsmouth Furniture within a Changing Marketplace, May 18

By | May 17, 2017

Lecture: Collecting Furniture

 Thursday May 18, 2017, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

in conjunction with the ‘Four Centuries of Furniture’ exhibit

Discover Portsmouth Center
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, N.H.
Now to June 18

with Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts Emeritus, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, Delaware

Since the Bush recession of 2008 and even before, the market value of much antique furniture has plummeted. What happened? Why did it happen? What does the future hold? Brock Jobe will bring his unparalleled knowledge of the field to bear on a review of the antiques scene of the past two decades and offer hope to those of us who collect or are simply interested in early American furniture, especially from the Portsmouth area.

For more information about the lecture and exhibit: www.portsmouthhistory.org

Armchair. Attributed to Robert Harrold (w. 1765–92). Portsmouth, 1765–75. Mahogany. H. 37½ in., W. 28 in., D. 18½ in. Private collection. Photo by Ralph Morang