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The Bradburys of York, Maine, Cabinetmakers


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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ.
The tongue-in-cheek title for this lecture hints at a profound deficit in the study of the historic furniture of Southern Maine. Joel Lefever, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Old York Historical Society, presents documentation for the cabinetmaking shops of John Bradbury, Sr., who had settled in York by 1721, and his son, Cotton Bradbury. Cotton, aside from working in his father's shop, made furniture and produced woodwork independently for York customers, including businessman Jonathan Sayward. The Bradburys' contributions to the decorative arts of northern New England are now no longer overlooked, though not yet greatly exaggerated.
Lecture at the Tyco Visitor Center, Strawbery Bank Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH
Lecture 5:30-6:30pm; Wine & Cheese served 5:00-5:30
Public welcome: $10/person; Old York Historical Society Members: $5/person; PDAS members: free