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for Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol. 18 Issue 2, Nov 1992
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William J. Weaver was an Anglo-American portrait artist in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Until now, little was known about him due to confusion over his correct full name. New documents uncovered by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina resolve this matter, and shed light to Weaver’s contribution to Neoclassical portraiture.
Brass andirons, fenders, and candlesticks have surfaced and reattribute the materials discussed in a 1979 essay. New patterns and features on the items expand the repertoires of the andiron groups. The materials were produced in Charleston, South Carolina and are in collection at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
A study by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina found evidence and surviving artifacts of early clock making traditions in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Among these are works produced by Thomas Walker and John Weidemeyer, which reflect neoclassical decoration and sophisticated movements unique to the region.