Nicholas Disbrowe


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(bapt Saffron Walden, Essex, 16 June 1613; d Wethersfield, CT, 1683). American cabinetmaker. He emigrated from England to Hartford, CT in the mid-1630s. Some Connecticut chests have been attributed to his workshop, but he is no longer believed to have been the originator of the form. The signature of Disbrowe on the Hadley chest in the Bayou Bend collection in Houston is now considered to be fraudulent.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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