Historical society hosts talk on fakes, repros April 21

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – The East Hampton Historical Society announces the speaking engagement of Charles F. Hummel, an esteemed expert on fakes, forgeries and reproductions in the realm of American decorative arts and antiques. This highly anticipated program will be held at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy Museum on April 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

fake chippendale console  Fake 18th century Philadelphia Chippendale-style dressing table. Photo courtesy East Hampton Historical Society

Charles Hummel, a retired Senior Director of the Winterthur Museum and author of “With Hammer in Hand, the Dominy Craftsmen of East Hampton, New York,” returns to the East End to conduct an in-depth workshop, taking participants on an illustrated adventure dealing with famous fakes and infamous forgers while informing collectors on how they, too, can learn to be their own detectives when purchasing for their personal collections.

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This informative, day-long seminar will be held on April 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clinton Academy Museum (151 Main St., East Hampton, N.Y.). The registration fee is $60 for members of the East Hampton Historical Society and $70 for non-members. The fee includes morning and afternoon programs and catered box lunch. All proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Space is limited. Call 631-324-6850 to register in advance.

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