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Dominy Dominates at Clinton Academy

Wed, 07/12/2023 - 09:24
Steve Long, the director of the East Hampton Historical Society, held a preview of a new show of Dominy furniture at Clinton Academy last week.
Durell Godfrey

"Made to Order: The Dominy Craftsmen and Their Customers, 1760-1840," an exhibition focused on the people of East Hampton who commissioned and used the family's creations, will be at Clinton Academy in East Hampton through Labor Day weekend.

The Dominy family -- father, son, and grandson -- were renowned throughout Long Island and the Northeast for their craftsmanship. Among the stories in the exhibition is that of Mary Brainard Gardiner, who took a Dominy trunk to boarding school at age 7, and of the Davis family, who fled to Connecticut with their Dominy clock when the British occupied East Hampton during the American Revolution.

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