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Philadelphia Furniture 17th thru 19th Century Compilation


From the founding of Philadelphia in 1682 until the late 1800s, a vibrant community of cabinetmakers plied their skills alongside specialists in carving, chair making, and turning. Others who worked with wood included carpenters, coopers, shipwrights, and wheelwrights.

Edward Evans (1679-1754); John Head (1688-1754); John Widdefield; Jacob Schumacher (Shoemaker) Sr; Joseph and Josiah Claypoole; George Claypoole (1706-93); George Claypoole Jr. (1733-93); Samuel Harding; Nicholas Bernard; Martin Jugiez; Jonathan Gostelowe (1744-1806); Daniel Trotter (1747-1800); David Evans (1748-1819);Thomas Gilpin (1700-66), Francis Trumble (c. 1716-98), Joseph Henley Sr. (c. 1743-1796); Adam Hains (1768-1846), Henry Connelly (1770-1826), John Aitken; Joseph Barry (1757-1838); Peter Muhlenberg (1746-1807) of Philadelphia; Peter Dieffenbach (1755-1838), Abner Lord (1760-1821),Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) and George Nakashima (1905-1990)

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