The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

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For Real or Forgery? Spotting Authentic Antiques - Sold Out

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

For Real or Forgery? Spotting Authentic Antiques - Sold Out

Can you spot a nail that’s not quite right or a joint that doesn’t fit the piece’s time period?
This program, part of our Collectors' Series, looks at the real and the knock-offs, using pieces from our collections at Ford House. You will have the opportunity to examine the details of various pieces in the house up close, and begin to learn how to judge their authenticity for yourself.
The presenter is Thomas Michie, the Russell B. and Andrée Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture in the department of the Art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA), and the author of European Decorative Arts: MFA Highlights.
At the end of the program, participants will get to mingle and further discuss the topics over wine and cheese.
Tickets are $40 non-members, $35 members per program. Or buy the series of three workshops for $110 non-members, $95 members and save! To purchase the entire series, click here!



Don't miss our other Collectors' Series event:

Rug Collections: Get Swept Away
March 23, 2017, 6-8:30 pm
Ford House has an amazing collection of rugs and carpets, and this program takes a deep look at some of the most beautiful pieces in the home.