John Widdifield, Joiner

John Widdifield (1673-1720) was an English furnituremaker who immigrated to Philadelphia in first years of the eighteenth century. He was listed in William Macpherson Hornor’s Blue Book: Philadelphia Furniture in the “…astonishing roll comprising nearly one hundred” woodworkers working in in the Delaware Valley between 1682 and 1722. Cathryn McElroy in her Master’s Thesis, Furniture of the Philadelphia Area: … Continue reading John Widdifield, Joiner

An Extraordinary Lancaster Clock Case

My most recent article for Incollect magazine on the John Hoff clock and case made in 1768 in the Dietrich American furniture collection is available online and will be out in a print edition shortly. You can see it here: Next week after the opening of Overlap, I will write another post about this … Continue reading An Extraordinary Lancaster Clock Case