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Lecture: Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design

Presented by North Bennet Street School at North Bennet Street School, Boston MA

May 14 2019
Lecture: Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design

Join us for a free lecture to discuss Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design with Graduate and Cabinet & Furniture Making Faculty Steve Brown CF ’90.

The notion that 18th century American furniture is designed with good proportions in mind is well known. What is less clear is what is meant when a piece is deemed "well-proportioned."

The article "Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design" in the 2017 American Furniture journal attempts to clarify the subject with the analysis of two New England case pieces. Written by NBSS Cabinet & Furniture Making program graduates Will Neptune CF '81 and Steve Brown CF '90 (also a

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