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Eastern Seaboard Cabinetmakers: Furniture Making in the Maritimes 1765-1880

May 12 to Jun. 19, 2014

The UNB Art Centre presents Eastern Seaboard Cabinetmakers: Furniture Making in the Maritimes 1765-1880 from May 12 – Jun. 19, 2014. Selected from the collection of the Kings Landing Historical Settlement, this exhibition will look at furniture made on the east coast of Canada, from the Pre-Loyalist Planters to the Late Victorians, from the perspective of 2014.

Furniture not only presents us with objects made through the artistry of craftsmen such as cabinetmakers and carpenters, but it provides a window onto history. It gives us a glimpse into the tastes of an era, social status, personal values and cultural influences. People use furniture to define themselves to their friends and neighbours. These pieces of material history also provide an insight into trade routes, immigration patterns, economic conditions, as well as technological and business practices.

For more information

Marie Maltais, Director
(506) 453-4623
ARTCNTR@unb.ca
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