Traces the transformation of antiques from family keepsakes to valuable artistic objects, examining the role of collectors, dealers, and museum makers in the construction of a new tradition based on the aesthetic qualities of early American furnishings. This book examines the role of Jewish dealers in promoting American antiques.
BRIANN G. GREENFIELD is associate professor of history and coordinator of the Program in Public History at Central Connecticut State University.
"Briann Greenfield is an engaging writer with a talent for presenting complex ideas in a down-to-earth fashion. This book will be invaluable to students of history, historic preservation, regional culture, New England studies, museums, antiques, and the decorative arts." - Thomas A. Denenberg, author of Wallace Nutting and the Invention of Old America"
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