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This article examines pieces of unsigned carved furniture made in the Albemarle region of North Carolina that are associated with the architectural carving of the Blair-Pollock house of Edenton, circa 1766. Diagnostic analysis of the pieces, referred to as the 'Edenton Stair-Hall Group,' and of similar motifs and features found in the Blair-Pollock architectural carvings are compared and linked where appropriate.
This article examines the life and trade of William Little, a cabinetmaker from Sneedsborough, North Carolina in the Piedmont region. Coming across from England in 1798, Little created furniture in a purely English tradition not found inland from the port centers of the coast.
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has begun an extensive research program into southern newspapers published pre-1821. Some areas, such as North Carolina, have made strong archival efforts and the state’s papers have already been microfilmed. Material related to decorative arts is being copied and indexed, and will be available to students and researchers.
Researchers at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina identified the work of Mary Roberts as America’s earliest known woman miniaturist. This was revealed after discovery of a miniature portrait-painting signed by Roberts during the 1740s in Charleston, South Carolina.