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Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, First of a Two-Part Series

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect changing tastes and values in mid-nineteenth century America.

Restore Explore Connect: A Piedmont North Carolina Collection and the Walls that Surround It

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

Dr. Tom Sears is well known and regarded in the world of furniture makers and collectors. He and his wife Sara have been collectors since 1970, and their passion grew in 1976 when they salvaged elements of the General Frances K. Simpson House in Guilford County with its highly significant faux finish interiors.

Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood: Changing Taste in Antebellum America, Second of a Two-Part Series

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. This is a second part of a two-part series, but participants will enjoy the presentation as a stand-alone event.

Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, First of a Two-Part Series

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 came to Greensboro and designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on furnishing Blandwood’s interior.  The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect shifting…

Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, Second of a Two-Part Series

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 came to Greensboro and designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on furnishing Blandwood’s interior.  The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect shifting…