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Walker Weed Low Chest, Gifford, New Hampshire, 1957, mahogany, with maker's brand, ht. 36, wd. 48, dp. 21 3/4 in.
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Weed is a self-taught furniture designer and maker who maintained a shop in Gilford, New Hampshire, from 1948 to 1964, when he became Director of the Crafts Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. He was a founding member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and served on its board through the 1950s. He was a Trustee of the American Crafts Council from 1956-1957 and participated on the woodworking panel at the seminal 1957 ACC Conference in Asilomar, California. While working at the Dartmouth Crafts Program, through the 70s and 80s he taught woodworking workshops at schools across the country, including Penland, Haystack, and Anderson Ranch, and was elected a Fellow of the American Crafts Council in 1992. His work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and publications for over 50 years, including the 2004 exhibition The Maker's Hand, co-sponsored by the Furniture Society and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Good condition. Wear consistent with age and regular use. Frame sound, top with wear at front and a small dent at back. Scattered top surface scratches and areas of finish loss.
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