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Workshopping the Collection

October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Whitehorne House Museum

$50 – Advance registration required


Workshop topic: Newport’s Cabinetmaking Tradition

Get up close and personal with the early American furniture collection at the Whitehorne House Museum. Jeffrey Greene will be turning his craftsman’s eye to the construction details and design differences that set Newport furniture apart. Expect hands-on experience and careful examination during this seminar-style workshop – we’re turning tables upside-down, removing drawers, and getting on hands and knees to study the distinct form of Newport ball-and-claw feet.

This program is the first of a two-part series; the second workshop is scheduled for October 28.

Program tickets are non-refundable.

About the presenter
Jeffrey Greene is a furniture maker specializing in 18th-century American designs. His expertise is in creating historically accurate replicas of important original pieces from museums and private collections. With thirty years of experience and well over 1,000 pieces to his credit, Greene is best known for his work in the manner of Newport, Rhode Island’s legendary cabinetmakers, the Townsends and Goddards. His work has appeared in Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Colonial Homes, Early American Life, Fine Woodworking, In the 18th Century Style, and The Custom Furniture Source Book. Greene is also the author of American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure and an upcoming book on Newport’s Townsend and Goddard cabinetmakers.

For more information:


Whitehorne House Museum
416 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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401–846–4152 ext.123
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