Potthast and Colonial Revival Furniture in Maryland
Date: June 1, 2016
Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street
Time: 6:30 pm
The late 19th and early 20th century was a time of great interest in antiques and early America and in turn, what gave rise to the creation of reproduction furniture or instant antiques. In Maryland, craftsmen such as the newly arrived Potthast Brothers from Germany, and Enrico Liberti of Italy were quick to recognize such demand and answered it by creating fine bench-made reproductions often of Maryland-made originals, some with Annapolis connections.
Catherine Rogers Arthur, Director & Curator of Homewood Museum, JHU will talk about the work and marketing of Potthast and other smaller local firms. Potthast was the topic of her Master’s Thesis for the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture which was later published in the 2000 edition of American Furniture, the journal of the Chipstone Foundation.