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November 15, 2012

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A taste of Americana

Get ready for the premiere of Hamilton Hall’s Americana Lecture Series on Sunday at 4 p.m., featuring an inaugural presentation by nationally renowned American decorative arts specialist Arthur Liverant. The event will benefit the restoration and preservation of Hamilton Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Liverant, a third-generation owner of Nathan Liverant and Son in Connecticut and founder of the Antiques Dealers Association of America, will present “Shaped Aprons and Turned Legs: Regionalism in Early American Furniture.” The lecture examines several pieces of furniture from the Liverant inventory, including a desk made in Salem by cabinetmaker John Chipman in his Federal Street shop between 1785 and 1810. Liverant’s lecture will be introduced by Dean T. Lahikainen, the Carolyn and Peter Lynch curator of American decorative art at the Peabody Essex Museum. Tickets purchased in advance cost $50, or $60 at the door. Tickets include admission to a reception for Liverant. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at www.hamiltonhall.org or 978-744-0805. Hamilton Hall is at 9 Chestnut St., Salem.

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