Free Lecture: Master and Apprentice: The Mystery of Who Trained Portsmouth Cabinetmaker Langley Boardman

Card table. Portsmouth, 1790–1810. Mahogany, mahogany veneer, possibly birch inlay, pine. H. 28½ in., W. 35¼ in.,D. closed 17¾ in. Private collection. Photo by Ralph Morang

Sunday June 4, 2017, 2pm

Johanna McBrien, founding Editor-in-Chief, Antiques & Fine Art Magazine.
Johanna McBrien has served as a contributing author on several books, and an authority on American decorative arts for major auction houses, antiques dealers, and The Antiques Roadshow. She is a regular lecturer at major museums across the country, and her discoveries about Portsmouth’s cabinetmakers have changed our understanding about the transfer of style and skill from one craftsman to another.

Portsmouth Historical Society presents this FREE lecture series open to the public. All lectures take place at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For information, call 603-436-8433.

Thanks to our Lecture Series Sponsors

Many thanks to William W. Upton and The Charles S. Parsons Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.


Sixty Years of Antiquing in the Piscataqua Area

Thursday June 15, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm
Ron Bourgeault, the legendary figure and principal of Northeast Auctions in Portsmouth, will offer a look at the collecting and connoisseurship of Seacoast-area furniture and other works of art, based on his unique perspective and unparalleled experience in the New England and national marketplace. Complete Lecture Series Listing…