The American Decorative Arts Forum is proud to have brought over 31 years of outstanding lectures by scholars and experts in American decorative arts to Northern California.

  1. 2011

    1. Jan11Hyde’s Duck Creek residence in Old Lyme, CT

      Americana Exotica: Antiques Dealer J.A. Lloyd Hyde

      Jennifer Carlquist, Newburgh, NY

    2. Feb20English baluster form cream jug ca. 1780
    3. Feb20Spode Medallion Mold

      The Treasures of Spode

      Donald Carpentier, Eastfield Village

    4. Mar08Pier glass, as installed at Monticello, French, ca. 1785
    5. Apr12Louisiana armoire, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

      Creole Louisiana Architecture and Furniture, 1735–1835

      Cybèle Gontar, Fashion Institute of Technology

    6. May10Two-handled covered cup, Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill

      Matthew Boulton—Manufacturer of “what all the world desires to have”

      Janine Skerry, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    7. Jun14Portrait of Grace Peel, by Benjamin West
    8. Jul12Wetmore Parlor, ca. 1760, Middletown, CT

      Wall Art: Painted Interiors and Decorative Woodwork

      William Hosley, Terra Firma Associates

    9. Aug02Front parlor of Lockwood de Forest house

      Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India

      Roberta Mayer, Bucks County Community College

    10. Sep13Klismos style chair designed by Latrobe for the Waln House, Philadelphia
    11. Oct11Yellow brocaded shoe, Thomas Ridout and James Davis

      Costume Accessories from Head to Toe, 1600–1840

      Linda Baumgarten, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    12. Nov08Post Office, ca. 1859-63, by David Gilmour Blythe
    13. Dec13Rudolph Schindler, Dresser with mirror

      California Design: Living in a Modern Way, 1930–1965

      Wendy Kaplan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art