Fine Furnishings Show celebrates 25 years

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Last year’s Best in Show winners at Providence included Greg Strange of North Easton, Mass.; Peter Kenyon of West Kingston, R.I.; Jeff Woods and Michael Turner of the North Bennet Street School, and Larry Elardo of Groveland, Mass.

Last year’s Best in Show winners at Providence included Greg Strange of North Easton, Mass.; Peter Kenyon of West Kingston, R.I.; Jeff Woods and Michael Turner of the North Bennet Street School, and Larry Elardo of Groveland, Mass.

This fall will mark the 25th year of the Fine Furnishings Show in Providence, R.I. The silver anniversary event is scheduled for Nov. 6-8 at the WaterFire Arts Center and will feature artists and craftsmen from New England and beyond.

The show presents American-made, handcrafted décor for the home, office and garden, including furniture, accessories and art from one-of-a-kind pieces to complete room sets in a wide range of designs, materials and prices. Over 100 exhibitors will offer their work for sale, order and commission.

At last year’s show, over 80 new works were entered in the Best in Show program. Exhibitors included two dozen students from the North Bennet Street School and Rhode Island School of Design.

StrathamWood Studios in Stratham, N.H.; Sean Schieber Fine Furnishings in New Market, Md., and M Street Potters in Groveland, Mass. won Best in Show awards for their furniture.

Matthew Soule of SouleWork in Providence won the Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence.

For more, visit www.finefurnishingsshows.com.

South Carolina exhibit

“Grand Designs: 19th Century South Carolina Furniture” is currently on display at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, S.C. through December.

Culled from the museum’s permanent collection, all of the furniture in the exhibit was made or used in South Carolina.

“The exhibit includes high quality pieces along with furniture ‘regular’ folks used and everything in between. Many of the pieces are new to the collection and are on display for the first time,” the museum said in a statement.

For more, visit www.scmuseum.org

This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue.

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