The Art of Thomas Nisbet, Master Cabinetmaker

Work (sewing) table circa 1830

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Krystina Mierins

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ne does not ordinarily associate early 19th-century Canada with elegance and wealth, yet that is what was presented recently at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in “The Art of Thomas Nisbet, Master Cabinetmaker.” As curator of the exhibition in Guelph, Ontario, furniture maker David Nasby has acted as a detective, closely examining details to establish attributions …

Harvest Ring

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Article by John Harbinson
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ne of the more interesting aspects of collecting historical artifacts is contemplating their history and the people who may have been associated with them. This large circular flask or harvest ring, as it is sometimes called, is an intriguing example that invites the viewer to turn back the clock. On one face the maker …