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Month: December 2021

‘Pianos of his own Manufacture’ – Wesley Whitaker, Raleigh, N.C., 1788-1858

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 65 no. 4, December 2012 by Maria V. Shevzov Since the early 1920s, a piano labeled by a local craftsman, Wesley Whitaker, has stood in the North Carolina Executive Mansion, built in 1891 as a home for the state’s chief executive. Tours of the Executive Mansion routinely show the piano, …

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Luigi Nessi: A Tribute to a Great Collector and a Remarkable Collection

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. 65 no. 4, December 2012 by John G. Wells Luigi Nessi, a successful practicing architect and regional planner in Lugano, Switzerland, had always been curious to learn more about the beautiful preindustrial age utilitarian objects he saw. They excelled in aesthetic design and were works of the finest craftsmanship. His …

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