Dominy Furniture at Winterthur
Nathaniel IV and his son, Nathaniel V, satisfied local demand for “neat and plain” furniture that avoided the perceived excesses of fashions popular elsewhere. Working on commission, they negotiated with customers over the materials, design, and price of each piece, calculating one-third of their total charge as the cost of materials, one-third as the cost of their labor, and one-third as profit.
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Nathaniel Dominy IV or Nathaniel Dominy V
East Hampton, New York; 1790–1810
Maple, oak, rush
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Special Fund for Collection Objects 1993.1