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1st May / 2019
Lecture

Jay Stiefel ‘The Cabinetmaker’s Account’ John Head’s Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718-1753


Copies of the book may be purchased from fulfillment@amphilsoc.org



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE

36 CRAVEN STREET, LONDON WC2N 5NF

WEDNESDAY 1 MAY 2019

6.00PM ARRIVAL FOR A 6.30PM START- 8.00PM

The account book (1718-1753) of Suffolk-born joiner John Head (1688-1754), an immigrant to Philadelphia, is the earliest and most complete to have survived from any cabinetmaker working in Great Britain or British North America. Head’s ledger offers a 35-year ‘moving picture’ of an 18th century cabinetmaker’s daily life. The Cabinetmaker’s Account was commissioned by the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, in emulation of the Royal Society. The author, Jay Stiefel, is an authority on the crafts and commerce of Colonial Philadelphia and the institutions founded by Franklin for the welfare of its tradesmen. His lecture will detail his discoveries and definitive research.

For more information about the Benjamin Franklin House please visit the website

www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org

COST: £28 INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE

LIMIT: 25

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 18 APRIL 2019

Contact events@furniturehistorysociety.org to register interest.

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