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American by Craft
Category Exhibit
Start date 08.28.2021   10:00 AM Address / City: 1900 Pattinson Ave Philadelphia
End date 01.16.2022   05:00 PM Location PA, US
American by Craft: The Furniture of Olof Althin

This exhibition reunites the workshop and wares of Olof Althin (1859-1920), an immigrant cabinetmaker and antiques restorer in turn-of-the-century Boston.

Throughout his life, Althin navigated the intersections between immigrant and American, reproducer and restorer, and designer and maker. Poised between these identities, Althin reveals the challenges of a cabinetmaker balancing economic enterprise with adherence to ideal-driven craft movements in the early-20th century American furniture trade.

co-curated by Erica Lome and Trevor Brandt and was generously supported in part by a Failey grant from The Decorative Arts Trust. It is on view at ASHM from July 23, 2021 through January 16, 2022.
Organizer American Swedish Historical Museum Email
Phone 215.389.1776 URL https://www.americanswedish.org/exhibitions/american-craft-furniture-olof-althin