Aug. 5, 2018 at noon - 3 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Philip Lowe, founder and director of The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts,
Join Philip Lowe as he demonstrates techniques used to create the beauty and splendor of fine 18th-century European furniture. Observe how a Claw & Ball foot is carved, how splats are pierced, marquetry is cut, and hand-cut dovetails made.
Examine examples of his furniture up close and ask questions about the furniture on display in “Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century.”
Philip Lowe, founder and director of The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, is an award-winning master craftsman, recipient of the 2005 Cartouche Award. This honor is bestowed by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers to a Master Craftsman in recognition of contributions to the fields of education, professional ability or conservation of historical objects. Also Mr. Lowe was chosen in 2010 for the “Artisanship Award” given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for a set of “McIntire“ chairs constructed for The Pierce Nichols House belonging to The Peabody Essex Museum.