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Norfolk Common Chairs
Early Turned Chairs: The Meherrin Cleft-Slat Group
William Jones Cabinet Shop
Chowan County Courthouse Document or Book Press
Recent Furniture Discoveries From the William Seay Cabinet Shop
The Early Work of Norfolk Cabinetmaker Chester Sully
Greensville-Brunswick County, Virginia Chairs
Windsor Chair Paint Analysis
Great Aunt Maude’s Favorite Mahogany Table: Examination Methodology
Fredericksburg, VA, Cabinetmaker, George Eaton
Original Owners of Historic Hope Foundation’s China Press
A Norfolk, Virginia, Clock Signed “John Jones”
WH Cabinetmaker Necessary Chair
Sharrocks and Seays in Bertie County Tax and Census Records: A Cautionary Tale
Early Turned Chairs from the Vicinity of Tappahannock, Virginia
Hugh Blair Grigsby
Cabinetmakers Who Never Left Norfolk
Cullens Family William Seay Desk and Bookcase
Cellarets and Sugar Chests
Jeremiah and Samuel Parmele: Northern Cabinetmakers with Southern Ties
Moore Chair Company Highchair
Moore and Latham Chairs
Cupola House Desk & Bookcase
Henry Mann Family of Virginia Cabinetmakers
Jeremiah Mixson, Chowan County Cabinetmaker
William Seay’s Blanket Chests
New Bern Tea Tables?
That’s Odd! Masonic Influence on Southern Furniture
William Seay’s Masonic Iconography
North Carolina Kettle Stand
A Monticello Joinery Chair?
Norfolk Furniture Reunited After 190 Years
Monticello Joinery Armchair: A Follow-up Research Note
Monticello Joinery Armchair: A Fresh Look
North Carolina Captain’s Cabin Bench
Henry Evans: From Cabinetmaker to Abolitionist
Norfolk Chairs – A Different Style?
The Cupola House Carver
The Cupola House Carver (Part 2)
Fredericksburg, VA, Cabinetmaker, George Eaton: Follow-up Research
Cupola House Tea Table
Hertford County Courthouse Common Chairs
Gouges, Craftsmen, and The Cupola House Finial
“God Feeds the Ravens” Part I: Discovering the British Origins of Francis Corbin
“God Feeds the Ravens” Part II: Francis Corbin’s Bookplates and the Cupola House Carver