Chairs to Sugar Chests: Furniture in Early Kentucky Households
Marianne P. Ramsey, Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University and Consultant at Clifton Anderson Art & Antiques, will discuss early Kentucky furniture, illustrating the range of forms used in households, from seating furniture to storage, and a discussion of the influences on furniture design. The presentation will address styles and forms, an overview of craftsmen working in Kentucky, including where they were from, their early training and how they contributed to the transmission of styles. Consumer preferences and tastes and the concept of regionalism in furniture design also will be included in this visual presentation.
Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and The Friends of the Library
The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room.
All programs are free and open to the public.