The Groton Historical Society is very pleased to present “Pull Up a Chair, Three Centuries of New England Chairs,” on Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m. at the Boutwell House, 172 Main Street.
Our guest speaker will be John Brooks of John Brooks Fine Furniture, Groton, MA. He will discuss design development, structure, finishes and for more recent chairs, the manufacturers, using chairs from the Boutwell House collection and photographs. Participants are welcome to bring photographs of their own antique chairs for evaluation and any questions they may have.
Mr. Brooks has been involved with antiques for over twenty years, and conserves and restores important furniture and objects of value. In addition, he is active in the antiques marketplace. John consults on, and buys and sells antiques and estates. He studied fine art, with a focus on sculpture, receiving his BFA from the Art Institute of Boston now Lesley College. You can find more information about John at his website, www.johnbrooksfinefurniture.com .
This event is free thanks to a grant from the Groton Commissioners of Trust funds. Donations to help preserve and share Groton’s unique history through the Groton Historical Society will gratefully be accepted.