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Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House Third in a Series – 100 Years of Domestic Lighting

Mar 28 | Sat |

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Join us for a series of “behind the ropes” tours of the Merchant’s House. From late Federal to Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival, whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

100 Years of Domestic Lighting. We’llexamine the finer points of the Tredwell Lighting collection, comprising 200-plusobjects and spanning more than 100 years. The tour begins in the 1850s kitchen(bring your own coffee) for an overview, and continues through the house,ending in the rarely seen 3rd floor (now staff offices) for an up-close look atrare pieces from the Lighting Collection not currently on display.

Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

Venue: Merchants House Museum

29 E. 4th St. Map