SAPFM selects 2011 Cartouche Award winner


Ben Hobbs of Hertford, N.C., was named the 2011 Cartouche Award winner by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

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Hobbs has been building period reproduction furniture for more than 20 years. A former math teacher, Hobbs has trained all three of his sons to be accomplished furniture makers and, in 1996, opened his own furniture-making school called Hobbs Furniture Classes.

Hobbs will be honored Jan. 17 at the SAPFM annual Cartouche Award banquet at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

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