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The Furniture of John and Hugh Finlay

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Andrea Livi Smith, Meagan
dc.creator Smith, Meagan 2016-12-09 2017-12-07T21:23:10Z 2017-12-07T21:23:10Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8K67M
dc.description.abstract This thesis seeks to assess the stylistic evolution of Baltimore furniture makers John and Hugh Finlay. The brothers, who were active from 1803 to 1841, manufactured fanciful painted furniture for a wide variety of clientele. The Finlays’ imaginative furnishings made their way up and down the east coast, into the Madison’s White House, and even across the Atlantic to Europe. The brothers distinguished themselves from their competition by combining traditional Baltimore “fancy” furniture and a European aesthetic. Although many people today are unfamiliar with the Finlay brothers, their furniture lingers in the American consciousness. By analyzing samples of their work, the author intends to give a more nuanced picture of the Finlays and their work.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Finlay en_US
dc.subject Baltimore en_US
dc.subject furniture en_US
dc.subject Neoclassical en_US
dc.title The Furniture of John and Hugh Finlay en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts en_US Master's en_US History of Decorative Arts en_US George Mason University en_US

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