Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves - Research in Floor Coverings, Family Records, and Furniture in Atlantic Canada

Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves

Research in Floor Coverings, Family Records, and Furniture in Atlantic Canada

Richard Field
Dalhousie University

1 Nova Scotia floor coverings: Research has been completed for an exhibition on woven and hooked floor coverings and sailcloth mats from the last half of the nineteenth century to the first quarter of the twentieth century. "Floor Coverings from Nova Scotia" will concentrate on non-patterned and geometric designs and will consist of 125 rugs, mats, and woven floor coverings, and 25 to 50 sail-cloth mats. The exhibition is scheduled to open in spring 1985 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

2 Nova Scotia and New Brunswick family records and memorials: A manuscript has been completed and will be published in 1984.

3 Lunenburg County furniture makers: This project will concentrate on the cabinetmaking traditions of Germanic settlers in Lunenburg from 1750 to 1840.

4 Any information on the location of floor coverings from Nova Scotia, on unrecorded family records or memorials in private collections, and on Lunenburg County furniture taken out of the province would be welcomed by Richard Field, 1371 Edward Street, Halifax, N.S., B3H 3H5.