Wood ID Workshop


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Upcoming Workshops:
June 6, 2007 (Wednesday), 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
The Identification of Historical Cabinetmaking Woods
Featured speaker: Nickolas Kotula, ASA
Location: The Stanley Whitman Museum, Farmington, CT
To register, contact Nickolas Kotula, 860-243-1646
About the workshop:
Furniture conservator and Accredited Senior Appraiser for the American Society of Appraisers, Nickolas Kotula, ASA, conducts this intensive hands-on workshop. In private practice since 1972, Mr. Kotula's clients include museums, private collectors, historical societies and insurance companies. He has conducted, nationwide, many workshops on wood identification for individual chapters of the American Society of Appraisers, for museums, and for interested individuals. He has also served as an expert witness in Connecticut Courts of Law. For more information about Mr. Kotula, check his website at: www.nickolaskotula.pbwiki.com.
Participants are asked to bring several wood samples to be analyzed in class, as well as several pieces of furniture (or furniture parts, such as a drawer) to be studies for clues of period, region, repairs, or any faking. The ability to accurately identify furniture woods is a skill that those involved with antique furniture need to develop in order to determine the period and region of a specific piece of furniture, and to identify traces of previous repairs, or any evidence of faking.
This full-day Identification of Historical Cabinetmaking Woods workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the basic methods and skills necessary to identify, in a professional manner, woods commonly used in antique furniture. Early registration is suggested, as the number of participants per day had been deliberately kept to ten, thus insuring that each participant will get the most from this intensive hands-on workshop.
Refunds will be issued only if the canceling student's slot is filled. In the event that the course is canceled by the presenter, a full refund will be issued. For further information, please call the presenter at 860-243-1646.
Workshop fee: $300.00