Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques

I am pleased to be part of Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques, the first exhibition of its kind showcasing inventive repairs, at Boscobel, a Federal period historically restored mansion on the Hudson River in Garrison, NY. The exhibit, which opened today and runs through October 1, 2017, includes numerous forms of inventive repair, including over 150 pieces from my own collection, as well as examples on loan from historical institutions, museums, and individuals. Make-do’s are cleverly displayed within the rooms of the mansion and in a special gallery exhibit. There will be lectures, a repair cafe and other programs relating to the exhibit throughout the summer, so please check the Boscobel website for more details. An illustrated catalogue with essays by Curator Jennifer Carlquist and me is available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Photos courtesy of Boscobel

4 Responses to “Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques”

  1. Cecilia says:

    Absolutely exquisite. It is so wonderful to see and to “sense” some gorgeous historical beauties, and, all because genuine efforts have been made (by whatever means possible) for these beauties being rescued and saved.

    If they had of been discarded due to damage, there may never be any true record of their existence. Well done, and thank you for sharing!

  2. Edyth says:

    Thank you so much for this fascinating piece. I have a largish bowl with staple repair, my intrigue as to how this was done led me to your blog and website. It has given me a new insight into, and appreciation of, my piece.

  3. Thank you, Edyth! Hope you continue to enjoy your bowl with early staple repairs.

  4. Linda Barrett says:

    I bought a large charger 25 years ago just because it was repaired with staples or rivets .I have always wanted to know more about this piece but never knew how to look into it. I can send you pictures and measurements if requested

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