Tour: Metalwork from the Index of American Design
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This program presents selected examples of metalwork created in America between the early eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Produced by skilled craftsmen working in iron, tin, copper, brass, pewter, and silver, American metalwork ranges from the simple forms associated with folk tradition to the more sophisticated styles of a fine craft. Most of the objects you find here were created for the home. They exemplify the skill and artistry the American metalworker brought to his craft.