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The Costs of Luxury: Mahogany and Tall Case Clocks in Early America

May 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$5 – $20

Early New Jersey clockmakers and cabinetmakers utilized some of the finest materials available to craft the tall case clocks featured in wealthy homes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Historian Dr. Jennifer Anderson will examine the human and environmental costs of one such material, mahogany. Beneath the rich and silky exterior of this exotic wood lies a larger story of consumer demand, exploitation, and environmental impact.

Your in-person ticket includes access to visit Striking Beauty: New Jersey Tall Case Clocks, 1730 – 1830, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Details

Date:
May 24, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $20
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-costs-of-luxury-mahogany-and-tall-case-clocks-in-early-america-tickets-597129168417

Organizer

Morven Museum & Garden
Phone
609-924-8144
Email
info@morven.org
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Venue

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Phone
609 924 8144
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