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Florum Antiquum: Floral Imagery in Early America

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Wednesday, October 16 | 6:30pm


Adults: $25 | Members, Students, and Artists: $15


Foliate forms such as leaves and flowers are fundamental units of design, seen on every kind of antique from mahogany furniture and mantles to coverlets and covered dishes. Some were solely decorative, while others carried symbolic meaning that was readily understood by early Americans.

Join Executive Director and Curator Jennifer Carlquist for an illustrated talk of the many ways that floral imagery enlivened 18th- and 19th-century interiors, including Boscobel. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cross-pollination: An Evolution in Foliate Forms, on view in Boscobel’s Historic House Museum and Gallery through November 3, 2019.

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