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Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Forthcoming Exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery Will Highlight Rhode Island’s Furniture Makers

Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery. Wikimedia Commons

On Friday, August 19, the Yale University Art Gallery will unveil Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. The fascinating and comprehensive exhibition will present Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods, including elaborately carved chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks. The show will bring together over 130  objects from museums, historical societies, and private collections, including objects by some of the state’s most revered makers, such as John Townsend.

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