Early New England Furniture



Antique Furniture Lecture at the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Early New England Furniture in the Cape Ann Museum Collection with Erik Gronning, American Furniture Specialist, Sotheby’s and Robert Trent, Independent Furniture Historian.

Join us Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. for this special lecture which is part of the Museum’s year long 300th anniversary celebration of the White-Ellery House (1710 – 2010). This program is $10.00 for Museum members and $15.00 for non-members. Reservations are required. For reservations please call 978-283-0455, x11.

Erik Gronning is Assistant Vice President and Specialist in Sotheby’s American Furniture and Decorative Arts Department. Mr. Gronning is a noted American furniture scholar who has written extensively on late 17th and early 18th century American furniture for numerous publications. He is currently researching early 18th century Rhode Island furniture. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr. Gronning was an active American furniture dealer and member of the Antique Dealers Association of America as well as numerous state dealer associations. He has worked for the New-York Historical Society and the American Folk Art Museum and continues to advise various other institutions, including the Historic Warner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Robert Trent is a noted authority on American furniture of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He has worked in various capacities at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, and Winterthur.

He is the author of American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts,

1660-1830: The Milwaukee Art Museum & the Layton Art Collection (1996), Eye for Excellence: Masterworks from Winterthur(1994), and Hearts & Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast (1977), and is a regular contributor to many scholarly publications.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call:

(978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org